School Administrator's Clip File • August 26, 2020
Share five ways to boost student learning and development
Parent-child relationships play a powerful role in children's learning and development—especially when students are learning from home. That’s why it’s so beneficial for schools to share parenting information with families. Encourage parents to:
- Show an interest in what their children are learning and doing. Let their children know they will always be there for them.
- Set high expectations for their children. Help children set goals and continuously strive for improvement.
- Provide support. Help their children complete tasks and achieve goals.
- Share power. Listen to their children’s ideas and concerns. Let them participate in making family decisions.
- Expand possibility. Broaden their children’s horizons and introduce them to new people and opportunities.
Ask the community to support students
As students transition to the reality of remote learning, they need a lot of support from their parents and families. Why not ask the community to support those students during the transition as well? See if your community business partners would be willing to provide:
- Discounts. Local businesses might be willing to offer discounts or free products to students—perhaps 10% off a purchase for showing a new school ID.
- Congratulations. Ask business partners to post notices on their company marquees congratulating students on their resilience and wishing them success.
- Access to food. They could arrange for meal trucks to visit local neighborhoods and provide discounted meals.
Did you know?
August 26th is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. Back in 1973, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day.