Role of Parents
Although parents’role in their children’s learning evolves as kids grow, one thing remains constant: we are our children’s learning models. Our attitudes about education can inspire theirs and show them how to take charge of their own educational journey. Be a role model for learning. In the early years, parents are their children’s first teachers — exploring nature, reading together, cooking together, and counting together. When a young child begins formal school, the parent’s job is to show him how school can extend the learning they began together at home, and how exciting and meaningful this learning can be.
As preschoolers grow into school age kids, parents become their children’s learning coaches. Through guidance and reminders, parents help their kids organize their time and support their desires to learn new things in and out of school. Pay attention to what your child loves. “One of the most important things a parent can do is to notice the child. Is a child extrovert or shy? Find out what interests the child and help him explore it.
An aware parent must know whether his child is attending a good school because a good school is a place where every student is known well, cared for, and respected, where each student is a member of a “family”, a place where every student is challenged and supported to achieve ambitious goals and a place where teachers and administrators go to bed and get up thinking about how to make the first two of these come to life, where they work hard to make that happen, and where they hold themselves and their colleagues responsible for success. Parents who are looking for an excellent school for their children should key in on these features: respect and concern for students; a culture of mutual support among students; and challenging academic and personal goals. An educational atmosphere with these ingredients fosters success.
Fortunately, Scottish is a school where a culture of mutual respect and support is valued—along with high achievement—strengthen social fabric as well as children’s education.