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“Helping Your Child Learn”

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Parent tips from the Utah Education Association

Parent–Teacher Partnerships – Good, Better, Best

Good, Better, Best.

Never let it Rest.

Until your Good is Better, and your Better is Best!

Here are some tips for helping you teach your child to strive for their best.

Some students are more concerned with being DONE than with doing things well. You can help your teenager avoid that pitfall by suggesting a few tips they might follow:

  • Start right away. Waiting until the last minute to start assures that it will not be your best work.
  • Organize your materials. Don’t start working without everything you’ll need.
  • Break large projects into smaller tasks and work on one piece at a time. Don’t let it become overwhelming.
  • Set a timetable and a deadline for completion of the work. Be sure it isn’t the night before it’s due.
  • Give suggestions, but not criticism as your child works. No one wants to be told over and over again, “it’s good, but….”

All students want to get good grades. Whether they are good, better, or best, might depend on your support of their efforts.