Students who are placed at risk due to poverty, race, ethnicity, language, or other factors are rarely well served by their schools (Hilliard, 1989; Letgers, McDill, & McPartland, 1993). They often attend schools where they are tracked into substandard courses and programs holding low expectations for learning (Oakes, 1985; Wheelock, 1992). If parents are to achieve the desired goal of success for all students, they must hold high expectations for all, especially this growing segment of learners. They must view these students as having strengths, not "deficits," and adopt programs and practices that help all students to achieve their true potential. At-risk students can be defined as students who are not meeting academic expectations.
The importance of parental involvement as an accelerating and motivating factor in their children's education is a worldwide-accepted fact. This research project provides an in depth explanation along with specific reasons, the importance of parents' involvement in their children's education. It also discusses the parenting techniques, their types and their consequences if neglected. It also describes the ways to measure the outcome of the positive parental involvement.
As the school year takes off, the homework battle begins anew for many parents. Kids don't always want to spend hours on homework when they get out of school, when there are friends to see, games to play and shows to watch.
Being a home tutor is an enjoyable experience which I would recommend to anyone who can make the grade. You are welcomed into homes as a valued guest, your knowledge is sought after and you are well-paid at the end of each lesson. Unfortunately it is not for everyone so here's a simple test to see if you have the 'right stuff' to become a tutor. Please note that a tutor does not necessarily need to be or have been a teacher.
Looking into Home school programs is an option for some parents who feel public schools are wanting in good education and in safety. However many people wonder if home school youngsters are getting proper socialization and what are the disadvantages and payoffs of home schooling? Different than public-school kids, home school kids are not privy to a system of checks and balances that might smash their self-respect and their joy of learning.
Home schooling parents are often asked if they worry that their home schoolers aren't getting adequate socialization? In order for a child to progress in this world he or she need to know how to be sociable. In public and private schools socialization is something that comes naturally even though it isn't part of the curriculum.
As an ESL teacher, mothers will often ask me what they can do at home to help children learn English. The mothers are not confident because they worry that their own English is not good enough to help their children.
On the ESL forums one often sees teachers asking for ideas to make their one to one lessons more fun. Many teachers are brilliant in the classroom but are at a loss for ideas when it comes to teaching children English in private classes, and that is a shame because teaching one on one can be very rewarding, as well as often being a good source of extra income.
Even some elite colleges employ literature-based learning. Their tools are the Great Books; their principal technique, discussion. The Literature School is not only a successful school, it is the ideal multi-grade family school.
Are you a secondary school student? Having problem with your calculus? This is the right place to have come. If looking forward to advice then we can guide you through the process of coping with your curriculum.