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Here is how a parent can be further engaged with their child's school environment so their student learns successfully:

It's easy to get started - just follow the links on the left side.  Begin by going through a simple checklist, which is part of evaluating your child's learning styles, strengths, weaknesses, and personal interest.  Once you determine these categories, you can begin identifying the right resources to help your child learn in just about every subject matter imaginable.

Getting Started Checklist

 

Grades K - 6

  1. Understanding visual and auditory processing – how does your child absorb information? There are five primary senses; taste, touch, smell, listening and visual. There are many others including kinesthetic and intuition. We tend to not learn academic information through taste and smell, so listening, visual, tactile, and kinesthetic are essential learning pathways.
  2. Determine skill level in each subject;  reading, writing, math, and spelling.
  3. How is your child doing in these areas?
  4. Is your child a self starter and willing to take the initiative?
  5. What are my child’s interests? i.e. environment, music – playing an instrument, athletics – i.e. baseball and soccer, ancient history, cooking, crafts, working jigsaw puzzles, creating things, taking things apart and redesigning them, like Legos?
  6. Are class assignments completed in a timely manner? If they are too easy, do they ask for additional things to do and express interest in learning new things?
  7. Do they follow through with homework?
  8. Can your child write simple essays with good thought flow?
  9. Does he or she understand and answer chapter review questions?

 

Grades 7 - 8

  1. Consider Your Child’s learning style – how do they absorb information? Visually or by listening?
  2. Are they focused and attentive in the classroom? Are they self-directed?
  3. Are they self starters and take initiative?
  4. Do they contribute to class discussions?
  5. Are class assignments completed in a timely manner? If they are too easy, do they ask for additional work?
  6. Do they bring home homework and complete it in a timely manner?
  7. Can they write well-thought-out and researched compositions?
  8. Are they well-rounded with extra curricular activities?
  9. Can they work in teams?

 

Grades 9 - 12

  1. Consider Your Child’s learning style – how do they absorb information? Visually or by listening?
  2. Are they focused and attentive in the classroom?
  3. Are they self starters and take initiative? Are they self-directed?
  4. Are class assignments completed in a timely manner? If they are too easy, do they ask for additional work?
  5. Do they contribute to class discussions?
  6. Can they write researched and declarative compositions?
  7. Do they bring home homework and complete it in a timely manner?
  8. Are they well-rounded with extra curricular activities?
  9. Can they work in teams?

 

Let's move forward to find out what information processing is, how it works, and how it fits into current educational trends, the following tab.