School Administrator's Clip File • October 7, 2020
Engage parents to boost academic achievement
Schools know that parents have an enormous impact on their children’s academic success. And while most parents value education, they don’t always realize that what they do (or don’t do) determines whether or not their children will be successful in school—especially in pandemic learning conditions.
Remind parents that they are an important piece of the puzzle. Host virtual events and share information online to:
- Show parents how to be actively involved in their children’s education.
- Help parents understand the important role they play in their children’s success in school.
- Encourage parents to become partners in their children’s education through elementary school and beyond.
Involve parents in math education
When teachers connect directly with parents and help them become engaged in their children’s math education, everyone wins. Encourage teachers to:
- Summarize the math concepts students are learning. Use family-friendly language and include practical examples.
- Inform parents that current math content and instruction will look different from the math they had in school.
- Share math resources, such as websites and apps, that parents can explore with their children.
- Provide ideas about how parents can support their children with math assignments.
- Remind parents that they are not expected to be the teacher and reteach or explain concepts.
- Encourage parents to contact them with questions and concerns. Communication is key!
Did you know?
October is Positive Attitude Month! According to research, having a positive attitude leads to:
- Longer life span due to lower stress levels.
- Lower chance of depression.
- Increased physical and mental well-being.
- More developed coping skills during challenges.