Friday, May 24, 2013
School Yourself on Classroom Stress
Write down your child's concerns so as to let her know that you plan to talk to the teacher - without laying blame on either your child or the teacher. Be sure the problem isn't physiological; make sure your child can hear and see well in class and doesn't have any distractions, i.e., their best friend or even a bully, sitting nearby. The next thing to examine is how your child feels about the lessons being taught. Are they too challenging for your child's skill level? Not challenging enough? Understanding what your child is learning and constantly communicating with her teacher about upcoming assignments is essential. Many teachers offer their e-mail addresses, which makes for a great way to communicate without scheduling a formal conference. Many school systems also provide their teachers Web space to keep blogs, which are a great way for parents to keep tabs on homework assignments, classroom and school events, and other announcements.