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For Parents

Be Generous with Praise

Observe your child carefully and comment on the things that are done well. When you see an area that needs improvement, find a positive way to talk about it with your child.

Encourage "Personal Best"

Help your child by encouraging him or her to do the best in school and at home. Remember, "personal best" does not mean "perfect", and learning is not the same as high grades. Everyone has their own measure of success. Do not ever stop until you reach yours. 

Learning is Living: Make It A Priority

Constant learning is an essential part of life, and you should have the drive to pursue it. Learning exposes you to new ideas and provides inspiration. You have a choice. You have the power to choose whether you think the glass is half full or half empty. 

Showing Interest

Interest is a powerful motivational process that energizes learning, guides academic, and is essential to academic success. Promoting interest can contribute to a more engaged, motivated, learning experience for students.
  • Talk about school each day.
  • Ask to see classwork.
  • Have your child read aloud to you.
  • Read to and with your child from a variety of material in your first language.
  • Encourage your child to discuss new ideas and opinions.
  • Show appreciation for good efforts.

Suggestions for Success

Be a role model for learning. Help your child use the following strategies to improve performance in school:
  • Read the assignment when it is given.
  • Keep a list of new vocabulary.
  • Proofread assignments to catch errors before writing a final draft.
  • Review notes before a test.

Schedule Study Time

Working to prevent procrastination, set up an area to do work away from noise and distractions. It is important to develop good habits like completing work on time. Post a family calendar that schedules school project deadlines, after-school activities, mid-term dates, exam periods and report card dates.
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