Your child’s teacher wants you to feel free to reach out.
EP04: Am I Bugging the Teacher?
The events of last spring and the pandemic exposed a role in the parenting gig most of us rarely considered – the parent as learning coach. Many parents have now been up close and personal with what goes into making sure their children are successful in school and they want to know if they are “doing it right.” In this episode, we introduce School House as the space where school and house meet. You’ll also hear why consistency is foundational to the learning process. Children thrive when they know what to expect and what’s expected of them.
COMMUNICATION PREFERENCE CARD
Effective communication reduces anxiety and strengthens relationships. Being explicit about our preferences aids in establishing clear lines of communication with partners we depend on most. Preference cards are an efficient way to share information that is important for the relationship to be successful.
TIPS AND TRICKS: BACK TO SCHOOL DURING COVID-19
Source: Kate Hendrickson, Pensacola Mom Collective
“This year, the decisions we are facing regarding sending kids back to school are not easy. With COVID-19 worries, we have to hope we are making the best choices for our family whether that is brick & mortar school, virtual school, or homeschooling.”
BUILD A POSITIVE CONNECTION WITH THE TEACHER
As a parent, building a positive relationship with your child’s teacher is one of the best ways to support your child in school. When parents connect with teachers, children get better grades, miss fewer days of school, and have a better attitude about learning. You can ask to have a conversation with your child’s teacher to get a better understanding of challenges, expectations and how you can support your child’s schoolwork. When started early, these conversations can increase your child’s chance for success and reduce frustration, for you, your child, and their teacher.
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