Starting with Preschool and continuing through High School, your child may have between 40 to 75 teachers depending on classes and activities. In addition, many, if not most teachers will change each year. Your child’s school will do all they can to ensure continuity through their curriculum but teaching experience and teaching styles will vary greatly. Who will pull all the learning together to ensure your child is building a strong academic foundation?
This is a question that is rarely discussed but having such a person (You!) with a solid plan to help build this academic foundation can make a major difference in your child’s attitude towards learning and success in school. You are the key in building a strong academic foundation and continuity for your child.
All teachers in your child’s life will come and go. Many will have a great impact. That said, you are there for the duration. Your willingness to get involved on a daily or regular basis, even before your child starts school, can have a long-term impact on your child’s academic confidence.
The Challenge your Child ebook can help to make sure what is taught by many teachers in a variety of ways is learned and mastered. Open-ended questions will help you assess what your child knows, has been taught or needs to learn. Follow up questions will challenge your child to think, problem solve and verbalize creating a deeper understanding of a concept. Consistent use of these two question types can create the repetition opportunities needed to ensure your child has a greater understanding of any topic you choose to discuss or reinforce from schoolwork.
Please review the Challenge your Child ebook to learn how you, as a Parent can use the skills within to help foster a positive and productive learning environment. Your regular involvement will create the continuity needed to help your child better understand how all they are being taught comes together to help them excel in school and beyond