Parental advocacy is so important in children's educational development research has shown children who have parental support consistently do better than peers who do not, this report by the NEA supports these findings. What does Parental Advocacy look like?
- Parents shares best way to contact them'and request same of the teacher.
- Parents visits the school or talks to the teacher on a regular basis (monthly or bi-monthly, more if working out an issue.).
- Parents know and inform the teacher of child's form of intelligence and we they struggle. Also, any major changes such as death of family or pet, sepatation/divorce, or birth of a child.
- Show up on time, with questions for the teacher to Parent-Teacher Conferences.
- Are an active participant in the PTA/PTO.
- Attends as many school function as they are able.
These are all things busy parents can plan for by using the school calendar to put these important happenings into your personal calendar. One thing to include in you monthly contact with the teacher is an update for your calendar.
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