Getting more involved in your child’s education can help their own attitudes towards education improve.
This can be achieved both inside and outside of the classroom With guidance from a school and sixth form in Somerset, we’ve put together some tips to get you on your way to having a more active role in your child’s education
Nurturing a learning environment
Creating a learning environment in your home is a great way to keep your child’s mind curious about learning.
Be it reading to them, talking about different topics over dinner, or doing your own studying along with them, there are many ways that you can make your home feel like an open space where questions can be asked and learning can be had.
Meet their teachers
Don’t just wait for the next parents evening to ask teachers questions about your child’s education. If you have a query, or want to know in more detail how you can continue to encourage learning and studying at home, their teacher will have great insight into how your child likes to learn.
Together you can both work to ensure your child is getting the best education that they can.
Structure & goals
To help motivate your children to do their homework, put together a structure and rewards system at home.
Be it creating certain blocks of time dedicated to work and play, or an incentive to reach a certain point in their work by a certain time, giving your children structure can help them focus and give them a better chance of keeping up to speed with their work in the classroom.
Not every child is going to be a straight-A student, and not every child will be able to learn in the same way as others. Therefore, it is worth managing your expectations when it comes to their learning. Try not to pile on the pressure, as that can make children’s learning suffer.
Make sure they know that they can come to you when they’re facing issues with their studying. Communication is key to understanding your child’s education, as well as revealing to you areas where you can get more involved.
Disclosure: this is a collaborative post