It’s the most inspiring time of the year.
No wonder educators are so excited to start a new school year.
They get to meet new faces.
They get to reconnect with old friends.
And, best of all, they get to inspire a whole new generation of leaders.
From artists, writers and builders to chemists, X-ray technicians and zoologists.
Who knows? There could be a future president or two in class.
Of course, that first day back can be fraught with more than a few butterflies.
Educators are ready for that, too. With smiles. With laughs. With directions. With icebreakers.
With whatever you need to start the new school year with a bang.
Welcome back, students.
And as we all know, back to school isn’t just for students. In fact, research shows that you play a key role in your child’s education. The more involved you are, the better.
Here, then, are some back to school tips just for you:
Back to school tips:
- Introduce yourself to your child’s educators right away. Don’t forget to exchange contact info.
- Set a regular time and place for homework. Make it a distraction-free zone.
- Establish high expectations. Reward your child along the way.
- Read as much as possible. Alone or together. Share what you and your child learned.
- Prepare for your parent-teacher conference. Start journaling questions and observations right from the get-go.
- Reduce that first-day anxiety. Tour the school several days before school starts.
- Amp up the excitement. Tell stories about your own school days.
- Come prepared. Part of the fun is back to school shopping.
- Arrive early – whether it’s to the bus stop or school itself.
- Keep a sense of humor. Bumps in the road are inevitable.