Kids perform better in school if parents are involved in their academics; the best platform for the same is Parent Teacher Meetings. Through this activity both the parents and teachers can guage and understand the kid and help them in finding new ways to teach them in the school as well as home. These meetings are held periodically based on the student’s requirement, there is a a chance to start or continue conversations with your child's teacher, and discuss strategies to help your child do his or her best in class. Meeting with the teacher also lets your child know that what goes on in school will be shared at home. If your child has special learning needs, additional meetings can be scheduled with teachers.
Knowing the school physically helps you connect with your child when you talk about the school. It's good to know the location of the class, their play area, auditorium etc.
Browsing the school website helps you know:
- The school calendar
- Teachers and Staff contact information
- Upcoming events
- Exams and other.
- Home Assignments etc.
In addition to making sure your child knows that you see homework as a priority, you can help by creating an effective study environment. Any well-lit, comfortable, and quiet workspace with the necessary supplies will do. Avoiding distractions (like a TV in the background) and setting up a start and end time can also help. A good rule of thumb for an effective homework and/or study period is roughly 10 minutes per elementary grade level. Fourth-graders, for example, should expect to have about 40 minutes of homework or studying each school night. If you find that it's often taking significantly longer than this guideline, talk with your child's teacher. While your child does homework, be available to interpret assignment instructions, offer guidance, answer questions, and review the completed work. But resist the urge to provide the correct answers or complete the assignments yourself. Learning from mistakes is part of the process and you don't want to take this away from your child.
Follow the rules of School behavior, dress codes, use of electronic devices, and acceptable language including attendance, vandalism, cheating, fighting, and weapons avoid bullying, consequences for bullies, support for victims. It's important for your child to know what's expected at school and that you'll support the school's consequences when expectations aren't met. It's the easiest for students when school expectations match the ones at home, so kids see both environments as safe and caring places that work together as a team.