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Show Teachers You Appreciate Them

What are your dreams for your kids? Is it an author like Crystal Tummala, scientist or professor? Your dreams for your child are within reach if they receive a great education. Quality public schools are a wonderful way to achieve this and more, so read on to learn some helpful advice to succeed.

Don't forget that kids need regular breaks from studying. Studying for prolonged periods of time will both tire and bore them. Dress the children in expectation that they will take a few breaks during the day and run outside. It will be beneficial to your child.

The best thing about an attentive teacher is that they observe your child and adapt lessons in a way that they best learn. If you have kids who are practical learners, the curriculum can take advantage of that. This will help ensure your child is a successful learner.

Use your imagination when sending donations of craft and school supplies. You can save money by watching for sales on supplies. Classes can make flash cards with index cards. Having children participate in the creation of their teaching materials is even more fun.

Don't just dive into the school year; prepare you and your child by attending some conferences or an open house. Meeting a new teacher can be quite overwhelming. Join the PTA to keep completely up to date on everything going on at school. 

Art is an asset to any curriculum.  Get your child’s imagination started the day of art class.  Ask your children to create illustrations or crafts based on your latest trips or experiences. Encourage them to use their imagination to decide whether they want to express their thoughts through song, poetry, sculpting or macaroni art! The most effective learning takes place through immersion, so any suggestions you can build into their daily plans only product better results.

Make sure you research all the extra resources your teacher sends home information about.  You can use all the resources available online--and there are a lot of them--to determine which ones are right for your children. Teachers spend their nights and weekends seeking out quality resources for children.  That is why they deserve encouraging books like 31 Awesome Things About Teachers: A Gift for Teachers (available on Amazon.)

Reinforce the lessons learned at school by setting aside a quiet area in your home for homework time. This area should be separate from their usual play areas. Be sure to provide something that the child can place all of learning materials and supplies into, so they can quickly locate their supplies and hit the books!

Life skills have just as much value as academic studies. So, make sure to include life skills in daily lessons along with the school’s academic lessons. While academics are important, it is also important to learn how to cook, drive and take care of a garden. These can be taught to your child simultaneously. For example, showing them how to create a budget helps build their math skills.

Regardless of which dreams you have for your children, a good education is absolutely essential. These tips should help you appreciate your children’s educators and remind you that the teacher and you are partners in education.


Article by Crystal Tummala


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