Chances are some of the subjects your child is learning in schools like shop and world history and American literature doesn’t apply to their everyday life. And for you as an adult maybe they don’t apply either.
Many teachers struggle with trying to find a relevant lesson in today’s current lesson plan. If you are a teacher or a parent, it’s important to make sure you’re working closely together to empower your student through their learning process. If you have a child who is not getting very good grades than these tips can help.
Spend Time with your Child
Spending time with your child actually encourages them to learn and develop more fully. Each day after work and school, set time aside to connect with your student. Work through the homework together, with them, because when you spend time with them, it shows them that you care. But more importantly, their grades will become better because it shows that you’re invested in their future as well.
Certain subjects like math, literature, or even American history seem to be troubling for some students because they can’t find the relevancy in their own life. Therefore, you as a parent have an opportunity to be creative and show them how you use what you learned in your current position or career.
For example, maybe your student is taking a history class and they’re talking about the industrial revolution, which was a period between 1750 and 1850 where major changes happened in our world.
Agriculture, mining, transportation, technology, industries all had a profound impact on the social landscape, the economical community, and the cultural conditions of that time.
You could explain to your children that this time period is parallel to our current time. Plus it marked a huge turning point in the way humans interacted with each other and then you could relate it to our current technological situation where technology has boomed over the past decade. Now it has changed the way we communicate with one another.
More than ever, people are able to connect instantly and share their experiences, their stories, their wishes, and their hopes with one another. The two time periods are very similar and you can allow your child to expand upon this idea.
Maybe your student is taking a shop class and they’re having a hard time welding and manufacturing a product such as steel or metal.
This is a good opportunity for you to connect with your child by explaining how you use current technologies of welding and putting together products in your day-to-day life.
The problem with many students and teachers is that they struggle with lesson plans as they have a hard time. In order to make your child successful help connect them to how the subjects are relevant in everyday life.