Sometimes, the education system as a whole is struggling to provide the students with an adequate, let alone quality, education. But the question is “Who’s educating your child”?
Well, you may say my teacher and me and my spouse - so it’s the parents and teachers. Parents, teachers and school systems clearly can’t do it all on their own. So the involvement of parents does help significantly. Parents can take the lead and work directly with their children’s school-teachers to determine ways that they can enhance their child’s education at home.
Today, we will talk about “DELEGATING TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES”.
Delegating increases the morale, confidence, and productivity of a student. Parents are their children’s first teachers and they have one goal -- to educate their child.
Right now, I’d like to talk about two more people in terms of the school curriculum. Tutors and Babysitters. With tutoring and babysitting, they’re great opportunities for students to catch-up or get ahead in school. They give kids one-on-one time to explain concepts fully or to answer every child's question.
There are some things to consider before you hire a Tutor.
Give the tutor a list of your concerns and goals for your student. Ask the tutor to offer a basic plan for how he or she will assist your child and the like. If your child is really struggling with a certain subject, you want to set it up so they hit certain milestones every month.
Now, the Babysitter.
When you hire a traditional babysitter, you want to make sure that you’re not just hiring them to watch and feed and make sure your kid doesn’t hurt themselves. Parents want them to also either check homework or read with your child. Babysitters need to offer parents more than just good intentions and enthusiasm. Babysitting can be an ideal after-school job to help students gain a sense of confidence and responsibility that travels back to the classroom and if they’re helping with homework that can be huge in terms of your child’s report card grades. So having a babysitter is incredibly important.
The school curriculum isn’t the only thing your child should be learning. It could be learning music or arts or any number of things...different hobbies. Some learn visually through making and seeing pictures, others through tactile experiences, like building block towers and working with clay. Still, others are auditory learners who pay most attention to what they hear. It can be a family member like an aunt or uncle or cousin. It can be a neighbor or a grandparent, it could be some of your friends.
The more people that you can involve in the learning process with your child the well-rounded your child is going to be.
Anyone who has an interesting job or interesting hobby can be a great teacher for your child and create a learning opportunity. The point is-- you want to involve as many people as possible because everyone is going to be great at something different. As I always say that “kids learn differently”. Well, people teach differently as well and they know about different things. So involve as many people as you can with your child’s education to get that educational spark right the system down the path.
Also, one of the most important things parents can do is notice your child. Find out what interests him and help him explore it. Support their desires to learn new things in and out of school. Let your child show you the way he likes to learn. So it is ideal that you involve a tutor and babysitter if possible and then you involve as many people as possible to educate your child and things outside of school.
That’s all for now. I hope you’ve enjoyed those tips. We will see you next week. I hope you have a FANTASTIC time.
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