Tuesday, December 10, 2019

How to Build a Good Relationship with Your Child’s Teachers ♥

Your child’s teacher is a hugely important person in their life. In fact, you have a big thing in common with them; you both want the best for your child, both on a personal level and also academically.

With this in mind, it’s worth working closely with your child’s teacher to ensure your youngster truly
makes the most of their time at school. Here are some tips from a prep school in the South West to
help you build a great relationship with your child’s teacher(s). 

First things first, you need to have regular communication with your child’s teacher in order for any
type of relationship to grow. Try and meet the teacher, however briefly, as early on in the academic
year as possible. This will allow you to share any information that you think is relevant to the
teacher’s care of your child. Make sure they have all of your up-to-date contact details and be sure
to let them know at the start of the academic year how frequently you would like to receive updates
regarding your child’s progress. Of course, communication is a two way street so it’s important that
you inform your child’s teacher of any changes that might be going on at home, whether good or
bad. That way they can keep an eye on your child and help them transition.

Once the teacher knows how you are, and can put a face to the name, you can then start exchanging
emails/letters. The next step is to arrange a face-to-face meeting with the teacher at a time that
suits both parties. Bombarding them with questions at the beginning or end of the school day when
they’re busy with students coming and going is not a great time. 

It would be nice to let your child’s teacher know that you appreciate all they do for your youngster
through thank you notes, compliments throughout the year and even a nice gift at the end of term
or at Christmas. This will give them the confidence boost they need to continue making a difference
to the lives of all their students. Teaching can be very difficult at times, so kind gestures will go a long way. You should also always speak positively about the teacher in front of your child, as it’s
important for your child to trust and respect them.

Essentially, the more involved you are with your child’s learning journey, the more likely they are to
succeed. This has been proven by various researchers and educational professionals, so it’s
important that you try your hardest to be engaged and work on building a strong relationship with
their teachers

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