Study your notes nightly. That was every teacher’s dream for his students when I was in high school. All teachers repeated the same hopeful phrase, which has good intentions and honestly did motivate me.
Time to get back into that school routine! I am sure everyone reading this kept up a great routine over the summer, so your child’s back to school transition has been smooth.
I love to see kids struggle. Let me rephrase that: I love to see a child persevere through a challenging task and enjoy a sense of accomplishment when he says, “I did it myself!” It has taken me thirteen years of teaching and sixteen years of parenting to learn the value of independent task completion and how to put aside my ego to let students fail and succeed.
Math is a subject that kids dread the most. If they don’t “get it”, they shut down and stop trying to learn new concepts. Once children lose confidence in their math abilities, it is really challenging to pull them back in. One of the most important steps to get your child back on track with math is to make sure they have a solid foundation with basic skills.
Standardized testing week is one that students often dread. Who can blame them? The week generally involves endless hours of sitting in an uncomfortable desk, taking tests they feel are challenging. This can be stressful for students of any age. Making sure your children are prepared both mentally and physically can help alleviate stress and improve scores.