40 Things Your Child’s Teacher Wants You to Know
A look inside a teacher’s mind could help you understand lesson plans and maybe even guide your child to perform better.
Don’t hesitate to reach out
If you have a question, reach out to us. We want your child to succeed just as much as you do. Open communication between families and teachers builds bonds that help students do their absolute best.
Their homework isn’t going to look the same as yours
Teaching methods have changed a lot over the years, so don’t be shocked when your child’s homework looks unfamiliar to you. Don’t tell them not to use a certain math strategy just because you learned something different. Do research or reach out to your child’s teacher to familiarize yourself with newer methods so you can help when your child has a question.
Have your child keep a journal
It’s a good idea to have your child keep a journal from a young age. Have them draw pictures and jot down notes about their day. It’s a good way for students to reflect and set goals. It also serves as a safe place to process their emotions.
We have your child’s best interests in mind
If we make a call home or give your child a recommendation, it’s not to put them down, it’s to help them succeed. Most teachers have their students’ best interests in mind and will go out of their way to make sure they are helping them in any way they can.
Come back from vacations earlier
It’s never a good idea to send your kids back to school the day after a long flight. They’re wiped out and can’t function properly most of the time. Also, don’t schedule a vacation that runs into the first few days on the school year. It puts a lot of pressure on your child to play catch up once they get back and causes a lot of stress for both the student and teacher.
Play time is just as important as time in the classroom
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Many parents don’t realize how much their kids are learning when they are playing with other kids. Play has many developmental benefits. Kids are learning social skills such as negotiation and communication, understanding their bodies, and learning through trial and error.
I’m not a marriage counselor
At parent-teacher conferences, let’s stick to your child’s progress, not how your husband doesn’t help you around the house. Your child’s principal also has a lot to say, these are the 22 things your child’s principal is secretly thinking.