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Mar 21, 2016

Know the Key on Choosing the Best School for Your Child

Jan Paula Plamenco     3/21/2016  2 comments


As a parent, choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. You might have your own personal reason why you clicked this URL, but I'm really glad that you are now here, reading my blog.

The title itself: Know the Key on Choosing the Best School for Your Child - and you are reading this right now, only shows that you're a responsible parent and you love your kid to bits and pieces like I do.

Like in my other blogs, I don't write "just to write." I write because I am inspired, happy, impressed or affected. I'd like to inspire others and make them happy, too. Sometimes, I try to help others and make it informative.

So there, enough with the introduction. As they say, "Mothers know best." Whether you're a mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunt or uncle, who's raising a child and you're now looking for the best school for your child, you might want to consider this first:

In school, especially pre-school and grade school, the relationship between the teacher and the child is the most important key.


According to Time Magazine, "The connection between child and teacher is more important than any other curriculum." 

You might want to check and observe the teachers first. If you can't do it, word of mouth is really helpful. You can check some reviews or feedback in the internet from people that you don't know. You can also ask your friends and try to compare their thoughts.

Teaching is passion. Passion means love. Do not enroll your child in a school where teachers are strict, unfair and pupils think they are monsters. Look for signs of warmth and genuine relationships, one in which teachers are respected but not feared.

You cannot command a little child. You cannot scold them. Remember: Children follow what they see. If you're a loving person and you are engaged to them, they will do the same to everyone.

Happy children learn faster.

Imagine your child surrounded by a loving teacher in school and a loving parent 24/7. That's a relief.

Unfortunately, there are homes that are not too peaceful or parents are too busy at work. School is their second home. Children will spend their days at school. They are with their teachers. This time, the saying "your teacher is your second mom" falls here. We owe our child's teacher big time. It is just your responsibility to choose the right school with the right teacher. 

Everyone looks for a school with plenty of evidence of progress and attainment. You should also look for a school where children would reach their potential, build their confidence, especially their personality. All of these are impossible if teachers can't focus because the school is too crowded and can't control everyone.

Here are some signs that the school fits your child: 

source: (http://www.greatschools.org/)

  • Your child is eager to go to school (or preschool or day care).
  • Your child acts energized and happy at the end of the school day.
  • The pace of learning in core subjects is, overall, about right for your child: challenging but achievable.
  • You see tremendous progress in your child’s overall development – academic, physical, social and emotional – throughout each school year.
  • Your child feels that her abilities and interests are appreciated at school.
  • Your child is achieving and performing academically (“cognitively” in younger years) at the level of which he is capable.
  • Your child has friends and acquaintances who like and accept him at school.
  • School work and friends are important, but not all-consuming, parts of your child’s life.. 
We need to be very careful on choosing the best school for our child. And of course, you must remember: You are

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  2. I agreed that my children will belongs to an institution that builds and teaches the students with be and compassion. Learning with love and not before they'd fear to fail is not healthy for me.School will be a second home for the children, especially for the young toddlers that starting to build and know their society.I want my children to know that learning will be fun and creates with love.

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