What is the parent's role?Answer Question
Answer by Ash9724 at 12:01 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
I just wrote an article about this: How to Get Involved in your Child's Education
The parent's role is to be there and always be involved.
Answer by m-avi at 12:02 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
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Answer by usafwife314 at 12:14 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
After 13 years of teaching with hundred of kids of different ages and ranges of ability I have to say that I have never had one child with involved parents who was unable to meet standards. I have had kids who struggled, but by working closely with the parents the children are able to make huge gains.
On parent confrence nights I schedule each parent and send home multiple reminders. Without fail, it is the parents of the kids who are struggling who don't come or make any effort to get in contact.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 12:16 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
This year one of my students failed to meet promotion requirements. Very bright, great reader, good scores on standardized tests, but...horrible behavior, no homework ever, wouldn't study for tests. When I called her parents the father told me I had the wrong number. The grandmother told me the mom "would try to call me back if she had time." I sent home a registered letter telling them their daughter would fail. No response. The child had to administratively placed in 7th grade. I hope she makes it to high school before she drops out.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 12:18 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
On the other hand, I had another student I worked with in a tutoring program when she was in 3rd grade. She was at least a year behind and barely passed to fourth. Her dad and I worked out a system for doing homework and reading at home. Her whole attitude changed when her dad realized that just talking to her about school every day was important. As a 6th grader she was making the honor roll and taking advanced courses. She still has more academic difficulties than the other girl, but her dad makes sure she puts in the effort to keep up and excel. That's something that I can't do as a teacher without help from home.
When parents put in the effort, kids see school is a priority and they do much better
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 12:21 PM on Jul. 11, 2009