With start of school, a focus on parents and teachers teaming up

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) This segment aired on the KCRG-TV 9 News at Midday on Monday, August 22.

Ways Parents Can Partner With Teachers

There’s no doubt that teachers and parents can make an incredibly strong pairing when everyone works toward realistic goals with mutual respect. So we’ve gathered some ideas from teachers and our staff mommies and are sharing their tips on some of the best ways make teachers feel supported.

Offer to help at home-Not everyone can volunteer in the classroom. Parents work, stay home with younger children, take care of sick or elderly family members, or live too far away to make multiple trips to school. But many teachers have things that can be done at home instead.

Donate supplies. Time magazine reports that teachers spent, on average, $500 of their own money on classroom supplies.

Review your kids’ papers nightly. Your kids’ teachers don’t send home papers to waste trees. Read their notes, sign and return papers promptly, and mark your calendar for important dates.

Show your appreciation. A tiny box of chocolates, a tall mochaccino, a $5 Starbucks gift card for the drive home it’s the little things.

Keep teachers in the loop. If your cat died, your ex is getting remarried or your child is having a hard time coping with a new school, let the teachers know.

Keep your kids’ learning skills strong.-Cognitive skills are the core skills our brains use to think, read, learn, remember, reason and pay attention. When even one of these skills is weak, learning can be a real struggle and even the best teacher can’t make new information “stick.”

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