Educators know that family support is vital to a student’s success. Studies show a strong and powerful correlation between parent engagement and their child’s GPA, graduation rate, test scores, and social skills. Teachers themselves rate family support in education as the most important factor in a student’s success, ahead of their own teaching skill, according to our recent survey.
Back-to-School is a big transition time for everyone: teachers are rushing to their new classrooms excited to get to know their new students, parents are realizing that the summer is over and now need to move the whole family to a school routine. What is really special about this transition is the opportunity to start new parent teacher relationships on the right track and set the tone for the rest of the year.
Featured Ambassador: Renee Angle, Fourth Grade Teacher living in Idaho
Question: How did ClassTag help you save valuable time inside and outside of the classroom?
Answer: One of the reasons Renee chose ClassTag is because it is a huge time-saver for hardworking teachers like her. Renee was spending multiple hours per week crafting and sending emails to her students’ parents, but ClassTag changed this! It created a system that consistently achieved parent engagement throughout the year.
Are there other ways for children to learn that don’t involve so much homework?
Research has noted that across the board, schools in the United States have been assigning too much homework to students, especially those in lower grades. Specifically, in a study done by CNN, researchers found that children in the first grade had up to three times the amount of homework recommended by the NEA and the National PTA.