Every parent wants their child to succeed in school. While there is no easy recipe for success, recent studies have shown that several factors can influence children’s learning habits and focus in positive ways. We’ve compiled a few key indicators that can help your child succeed in school as well as in life.
Emotional Support in the Home
A study by University of Virginia sociology professor Josipa Roksa shows a correlation between a family’s emotional support and the success of college students. Having a supportive family is important when students move away from home, but it is also a significant boost for younger children in grade school. In other words, spending quality time with your child, eating meals together, and being emotionally available to discuss their worries can help them focus better in the classroom and absorb more of the information being taught. This emphasis on emotional support is found in our school’s culture, as we work on listening to and affirming one another.
Setting established goals can greatly impact your child’s ability to succeed in school. With a firm goal in mind, there is something to work toward. Children feel as if, instead of going through the motions, they are actually progressing and growing. At Brooklyn Charter School, our approach to academics is centered around tailoring the learning environment to each child’s needs. We combine traditional styles of teaching with project-based learning, providing students with tangible end-goals to work toward.
According to a study by the Federal Mentoring Council, students who receive mentorship (such as in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program) tend to have better outcomes in school. The study also correlates mentorship in childhood with a higher earning capacity in adulthood. Brooklyn Charter School offers after school programs in which your child can receive personalized help with their homework as well as fun activities and mentorship from trained role models.
Brooklyn Charter School is dedicated to the success of our students. If our approach sounds like a good plan for your children, apply today! You can also call us to speak with a representative or schedule a tour of our program.