As a parent, you wear a thousand hats to your child. At home, your child is influenced by your actions, behaviors, and beliefs. As your child grows and more time accumulates in the classroom, it’s important to stay involved in their learning. Ongoing parent engagement with teachers is important, so how and why should you build positive relationships with their teachers and how can you boost your parent involvement to benefit them positively?
Why engagement matters
Studies show that the very best predictor of a child’s success in school isn’t how prestigious the school is. It’s not how much money you have. It’s the extent to how much engagement there is around education at home.(1) But what’s engagement? What does it mean to be engaged with your child’s education?
Great engagement is a healthy partnership
According to Early Learnings Network, there are three simple ways to start building healthy parent-teacher partnerships. This Early Learning Network breaks Parent-Teacher partnerships into “3 Cs”. Communication, consistency, and collaboration are three ways to engage.