Parent Teacher Relationships
Top Ten Things Teachers Wish Parents Would Do
1. Participate in their children's education. Parent involvement helps students learn, improves schools and makes teacher's job easier.
2. Provide resources at home for reading and learning. Supply books and magazines for children and read with them each day.
3. Set a good example. Show your children that you believe reading is enjoyable and useful.
4. Encourage children to do their best in school. Help them set obtainable goals and monitor involvement in other activities.
5. Concern themselves first with academic progress, next with students' preparation to assume adult responsibilities, (work, etc.), then finally, involvement in athletics and activities.
6. Support school rules, discipline policies, and achievement goals.
7. Call teachers as soon as a problem becomes apparent so that prompt action can be taken.
8. Teach basic self-discipline, good manners and other social skills that children need throughout their lives.
9. Understand that alcohol, tobacco and excessive partying are problems as serious as drug abuse. All these can cause both a student's health and classroom performance to suffer.
10. Remember that teachers are people, too. Many are parents, and share your parent challenges. Teachers want your students to succeed: help them.
Reprinted from the National PTA