Start new year with good resolutions
Within the next week, most schools will be opening their doors, welcoming old and new students, staff and administrators.
corget aec. P1W This is the new year. Now is the time to make New vear’s resolutions.
ff you are in school, resolve to set aside a special time every day to do your homework, review what you learned that day, plan for the next few days and do a little work on your long-range assignments. Easier said than done, without a doubt, but something you can work toward.
oesolve to get a good night’s sleep every night and eat breakfast every morning. People in education say eating breakfast is surprisingly important to a child’s performance in school.
oesolve to take pride in what you do that is good — and responsibility for your mistakes. Both are valuable.
oesolve to ask for — even demand if necessary — help when you need it. oesolve to have fun at school. ff you are beyond school, resolve to continue learning, reading and growing intellectually. ff you can, volunteer in the schools or be a mentor.
ff you have children in school, resolve to be in regular contact with their teachers. oesolve to make yourself available to help your children with their homework and school problems. Provide the tools they need to succeed.
Let your children see you saying “please” and “thank you” and treating other people with respect. Show them you think education is valuable.
Take pride in what your children do that is good, and help them understand how to learn from their mistakes and to take responsibility for them. Set limits and do not deviate from them. oesolve to encourage your children to go to bed at a reasonable time and wake up to a healthy breakfast.
Education is a collaborative effort among children, parents, educators and the community. oesolve to hold up your end of the quadrilateral.
Happy New vear.