You Can Make a Difference
It's true. Did you know that parents have a significant effect on their children’s education? Making sure your child receives a good education isn’t just about teachers and school—what you do as a parent really counts.
Research studies on parents and school all show the same thing:
When parents get involved in their children’s education, good things happen.
- Grades go up
- Test scores rise
- Behavior improves
Plus, children with involved parents are more likely to pass their classes, graduate, and further their education after high school. Here's the best part, when lots of parents get involved, it helps not just your child, but teachers and the school as a whole.
So What is Parent Involvement?
- It's having a conversation with your child about their day at school
- It's reading with them, for pleasure, not as homework
- It's participating at a school event, or better yet volunteering to help out
- It's being a member of the School Council
- It's anything that connects you with your child's education
If you're a Parent, it's my hope that you'll find some tips and strategies within this site to help you become more involved in your child's education.
If you're a School Council member, Volunteer Co-ordinator, or Teacher I hope that you'll find ways to encourage parents to become more involved in their children's education.
P.S. The opinions express here, unless otherwise noted, are mine, not the school's or the school board's.