Parents sent their children to school every-day hoping that the school system enhance their children needs and implement lesson planning that work. Communication can play a major role, try to balance your time and visit the school that your child attends.
Make an appointment with a counselor at the school and ask them to go over the curriculum that is taught for Baltimore City Students. My children attended Baltimore City School; I was pleased with the school and the teachers that taught my two teenage boys they both graduated and now is attending college.
PTA meeting is important; parents and teachers can communicate and help their students meet their academic goals. Baltimore City under the Common Core State Standards is designed to ensure students finish high school ready for success in college or job training. Children are taught critical thinking, how to solve problems, understand information and express ideas.
I worked fourteen years in the Baltimore School System; our motto was to never leave a child behind. I visit different classes; the teachers were active with their lesson plans and dedicated to their students. Baltimore City has implemented the Parent Portal; parents can go on the computer to check their child attendance and grades. Students performance is reported at three achievement levels: Advanced, Proficient, and Basic. All students should be at Proficient or Advanced. Basic indicates that more work is needed to attain proficiency.
I was a teacher assistance for special need children, base on each student Individualized Educational Plan (I.E.P.) we honor the curriculum and made sure that we accommodated each student so that annual goals were met. Staff communicated with the parents on weekly basic about their child progress and behavior. Behaviors in the classroom were not tolerated, we came up with solutions and incentives to modify the behaviors, and this allowed the teacher to continue her lesson. Breaks were given if students were restless and needed time to adjust to transition from one lesson to another.
Parent’s yes it’s important to be involve with the school system and the staff that provide support and education for your child. The school system is design that all students get the best education and guidance to become excellent students. Staff should remain patient and active during the entire time in the classroom, this help to implement active learning and positive students.