For Parents: How CAN You Help Your Children's Teachers To Teach More Effectively

There's no question that the "right" kind of involvement on the part of parents can contribute to children getting the most from school. The question is, though, what can you as a parent do, to work WITH teachers to ensure your child benefits?

It's not such a simple question. After all, as a parent you have a lot on your plate, too, as do teachers. You want to participate in ways that will help, but also in ways that fit your priorities and the various demands on your time.

In this section, you'll find advice, ideas and practical tips on how you can be involved, but not just involved, but involved in a helpful constructive way.


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You want to be involved. But you are busy, and you aren't sure the best way to help your child's teacher work more effectively for his or her benefit. Here are some ideas.

Constructive Ways For Parents To Help Teachers Educate Their Children

For Parents - How To Help Teachers Teach Your Child

10 Ways for Parents to Help Teachers - by Mimi Doe
Some basic, but easy to do things to make sure your child is ready for school, and that makes the teacher's job much easier, so he or she can focus on instruction and education. (Views So Far 448 )

10 Ways To Help Your Child Successfully Return to School - - by Sam Trapani
For kids, changes, whether it's a change of school, starting kindergarten, or going back to school after a vacation can be difficult. Parents can help their kids cope with these kinds of changes. Here are some suggestions. (Views So Far 341 )

3 Ways Parents Can Help Teachers - by Chris Crouch
Three really good suggestions about the kind of mindset that you as a parent can use to help teachers help your child that will help you remain constructive. I like the one about putting aside your own school experience. (Views So Far 378 )

7 Things To Tell the Teacher - by Emily Graham
Helping your child's teacher doesn't have to involve a lot of time, since the best thing you can offer the teacher is INFORMATION about your child. Here are seven things the teacher should know, and sometimes teachers may forget to ask. (Views So Far 405 )

HelpingParents Can Foster a Positive Relationship With Child's Teacher - by National PTA
Breaking down barriers, fostering positive communication between teachers and parents, and having engaged families will lead to better outcomes for students. Research shows that family engagement promotes student success. Students with engaged parents are more likely to earn higher grades and pass their classes, attend school regularly and have better social skills, and go on to postsecondary education. When families, teachers and schools find ways to work together, student achievement improves, teacher morale rises, communication increases, and family, school, and community connections multiply. Parents want what is best for their children, and teachers do too. The more teachers and parents talk to each other, work with one another and remember that the child is the focus, the more successful that child will be. And we can all use some help on how to make that happen. Here are some tips that can help parents foster a positive relationship with their child's teacher. (Views So Far 396 )

How Parents Can Help Teachers Teach Their Children - by Patty Catalano
Interview with practicing teacher that offers some suggestions as to how parents can deal with common issues that crop up between parent and teacher. Includes how parents should handle concerns about too much homework or an "unfair" grade. (Views So Far 420 )