Let’s start with a hard truth.
If you believe that your child’s academic success is 100% the responsibility of your kid and the teacher, this episode is not right for you.
There’s a link between parent involvement and student achievement. In other words, when you actively participate in your child’s learning, he or she will do better in school.
(Of course, this is a general relationship, and everyone is different.)
One way to get involved is to proactively communicate with your child’s teachers. A supportive and productive working relationship is the first step to helping your child succeed. By actively sharing your expertise (yes, all parents are experts in their kids!), teachers will be in a better position to support your child’s learning.
But what does this look like, especially in the middle of a pandemic? With uncertain timetables and technology freak-outs, how do we communicate with teachers?