Research shows that your interest and your involvement in your child’s learning and education is more important than anything else in helping your child fulfill their potential. According to research conducted with 10,000 students in the US, parenting is more important than schools in improving academic achievement (Dulfur et al., 2013). Pupils with two involved parents enjoyed school 51% more and achieved higher grades more often than those who didn’t have involved parents.
Start the conversation:
1. Tell me one thing you’ve learned today that you didn’t know this morning.
2. What did you do today that made you feel proud?
3. What was your favourite subject/lesson today?
4. Can you show me something you learned (or did) today?
6. Did you need to ask your teacher for help with anything?
7. Who did you sit with at lunch?
8. Did anyone do something nice for you today?
9. Did you do something nice for someone?
10. What will you do to solve a problem at school or improve your work?