Parents & Family Involvement
Ensuring student success requires more from all of us.
Research shows that students earn higher grades, have better attendance, are more motivated and less likely to drop out when their families are involved in their education. Here are four tips for what parents can do outside the classroom to help their child succeed:
1. Create a home environment that encourages learning and schoolwork. Establish a daily routine of mealtimes with time for homework, chores and bedtime.
2. Reinforce learning at home and show your child the skills they’re learning are applicable to everyday life. For example, if your child is learning about measurements, solicit help with a recipe.
3. Model the habits of a lifelong learner. Let your child see you reading, writing and using technology.
4. Become an advocate. Sign up to speak to the school board about resources your child’s school and schools in general need to be successful.
Helping Kids with Homework
How parents can support learning
Preparing for and conducting successful conferences.
Social Skills Kids Need to Succeed
Why we should teach manners and etiquette in school.
Teachers care deeply about the success of every student. Our educational agenda puts students at the center of reform.
Let’s make SC’s system of teacher evaluation the most professional and effective in the nation. Ensuring student success in the fast-changing economy requires more from all of us. The best way for teachers to improve student learning is to take change of the teaching profession. Teachers are the educational experts because of their years of experience and education. They must have a real say on how they are evaluated and held responsible. Standardized testing has a role to play in education, but must be used to help students learn, not penalize them and their teachers.
If you agree, send Superintendent Zais an email that says, "I like the idea of teachers having a real say on how they are evaluated. Standardized testing should help students learn, not hurt them and their teachers."