It’s time to go back to school! As you prepare your kids for a successful school year, their teachers are also doing the same. The relationship with your child’s teacher is just as important as their relationship with your child. In fact, students will perform better in school when they have parents that are actively involved. This means having a good relationship with their teacher. So as you begin a new school year with a new teacher for your children, keep in mind these five tips for a winning parent-teacher relationship:
Check in regularly
The easiest way to keep up the relationship with your child’s teacher is to check in with them on a regular basis. Make it a point to meet with them at least once a month to see how your children are doing in school. You can email them or set up a time to meet with them after school. This allows you to be proactive about your child’s education and behavior. You’ll be able to fix any challenges or problems before they escalate.
Go to school events
In order to be active in your child’s education, make it a point to go to school events. This includes any assemblies, sporting events, back to school nights and even going into the classroom to help out.
Get to know school employees
Make it a habit to try and meet as many of the school employees as you can. You’ll show the school your support by establishing a relationship with staff members. This will only help your child’s education as they continue to move up in grades at the same school.
Not only should you go to school event, but you should also make the time to volunteer. Ask the school what they could use help in and then do it! Or ask your teacher if there is anything you can do to help in the classroom.
Keep Lines Of Communication Open
Get to know other parents who have kids attending the same school or are in the same class. This way you know the school staff and other parents, which will only enrich your relationship with your child’s educational experience. You’ll be able to create support groups in order to work on problems as they arise.