FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Q: How can you help your child if you don’t know the subject matter?
A: Help them chunk (break longer assignments into smaller parts) information.
Q: What are the advantages of having a new teacher?
A: Enthusiasm can make up for a low skill set. On the other hand, an experienced teacher with a high skill set, but low to no enthusiasm, will have difficulty reaching your child.
Q: How can you check to see if your child’s teacher is highly qualified?
A: At the beginning of each school year, schools with Title 1 funding must notify parents of their rights to request information about their teacher’s qualifications.
Q: What are some strategies you can use at home to help your child with learning challenges?
A: Give your child directions in small steps and in as few words as possible.
Q: What can you do to help your advanced learner (or gifted child) at home?
A: Have your child look at things from multiple perspectives or different angles.
Q: Does Common Core prepare kids for college?
A: According to Professor Jason Zimba, a Common Core Advocate, Common Core prepares for the colleges most kids go to, NOT, the college most parents aspire to.