They were arguing over his failing grades and trying to determine if there was hope to turn things around. As an educational specialist, I have been a part of numerous conferences where this very question—how to help teenage students whose grades are on a downward spiral—is the topic of conversation. First of all, academic failure can be a place of reckoning where the teenage student needs to decide to make some dramatic changes in their educational habits. They likely need a good overhaul of their study habits and organizational skills in the class or classes they are experiencing difficulty in.
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But, regardless of the cause, parents want to know one thing: For many kids, the issue isn't their intelligence, it's their intrinsic motivation, according to Beth Larsen, a high school resource instructor. What are their dreams? Teens need to clearly see their goals, whether it's graduating from high school, going to college, or just passing the next big test. But kids who struggle with school cannot be expected to reach their goals alone.
Parents can play a vital role in helping teens succeed in school by being informed and lending a little support and guidance. Even though teens are seeking independence, parental involvement is an important ingredient for academic success. Here are 10 ways to keep your teen on track to succeed in high school. Attending your school's open house or back-to-school night is a great way to get to know your teen's teachers and their expectations. School administrators may discuss school-wide programs and policies, and post-high school options that parents and guardians of juniors and seniors need to know about.
Messenger The end of the year is speeding towards us, and for teachers, kids and parents alike, that means one thing — report card time. Right now, teachers across Australia are busy marking reports for nearly 4 million school students. Each report is filled out according to different guidelines and curricula , as well as differing degrees of flexibility. But what about parents?