Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Parent University a Key to School success

Do you have a Parent University at your School District? I have been a workshop presenter for the Parent University at the Redclay School District. Recently, I participated in a TV interview to promote it at . I've conducted a series of Parent University workshops and provided my three books to the parents who participate. My books are the Seven Secrets of How to Study, the Parents Ultimate Education Guide and the Ultimate Scholarship Guide at I am passionate about helping parents with K12 students to help their children to earn A+ grades. You should start a Parent University at your school. Students perform better when parents are  finding ways to improve their knowledge while their child is in school. 
It’s important that parents get involved in the success of their child’s school. A student’s parent is the first educator they will ever know. Parent’s  get better results from helping their children to have good academic preparation as they transition from elementary school to middle school and from middle school to high school. No parent wants to see their child fail. Children have different learning styles and parents and teachers must work as a team.  A Parent University can help to bridge the gap in information that parents do not regularly receive. Do you want to feel confident that your child will earn better grades? Here are a few tips that you can learn at a Parent University seminar:
  1. Set up a time for each child to study every day
  2. Students who read over an hour each day earn better grades
  3. Meet every teacher and ask questions. Work as a team to get your student the tutoring help that they need right away.
  4. Know the grades your child is earning by following their progress and getting help right away.
  5. Use 3 x 5 cards to review key words and definitions your child must know.
  6. Make sure that your child gets good rest before every examination.
  7. Get your child in the habit of studying for tests at least 4 days before the test
  8. Get other books that explain your child's subject better
Make it your goal to be an involved parent. Do not rely on the school to give your child everything. Aim high and expect the best for your child. Your words have power. Have a positive mental expectation that your child will earn good grades.
Dr. Stephen Jones is an education advocate who helped thousands of K12 and college students. He is passionate about showing parents how to help their children to achieve academic excellence. He is the author of three books at . For more information to start your own Parent University comment with your information. Join my education newsletter at for ongoing insights and parenting tips.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

10 Unique School Project Tips for Parents

Today parents are very busy and it is hard to get ready for projects.  Often children will wait until the last minute to remind a parent that they have a project. Sometimes it is due to procrastination and sometimes the student forgets about the project. The key is finding system so that all projects get started early. Here are a few tips:

1. Use a daily planner to record projects
2. Create a project storage place where you keep all supplies
3. Always refill your storage place
4. Take your child with you to the store
5. Continually look for sale items and compare store prices
6. Take the project list with you when you go to the store
7.  See a librarian for ideas that can make the project unique
8. Search the Internet for videos that will help with your son/daughters project
9. Organize a brainstorming session about the project 
10. Make sure that the project is submitted on time

You should work with your cold to get started on project. It will cause you both less stress because you have a way that projects get started early. Feeling excited about the project will raise your child's enthusiasm. Enjoy the learning process and your projects will be fun. 

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