Five Key Tips To Help Your Student Succeed In School

  1. Sign your visually impaired student up for has thousands of books that your child can access. The best part of this is if your student is in K-college they can have a membership for free. If a student needs a book for school, and it is not already available on Bookshare, a request can be made for it to be added to the collection.
  2. Stay organized: When I was in fourth grade, I had to learn to keep all my supplies in order. It was a struggle for me due to my vision.  I found that having matching colored folders and notebooks helped. Some schools have a system like this in place. If they do not sit down with your child and find colors that they can see well and start matching.
  3. Teach your child to use their accommodations: When I first started getting accommodations in school, I hated using them. I had extra time to complete tests and my peers used to snicker at me when the teacher allowed me a few extra minutes to complete my tests. Therefore, I used to rush through my tests. The consequence of my actions were lower grades on tests. My teachers and my mother saw this, and my mother sat me down one day to have a chat. She explained to me that it was better for me to take the extra time and get my answers correct than to rush through and get my answers wrong. I told her that my peers were being ugly towards me. She told me to focus on me and not to worry about my classmates. I listened to her and my grades improved.
  4. Communicate with your child: If you see your child struggling with school, sit down and ask them why. If it is a visual problem, try different tactics until your child can see it. If it is an academic problem, seek help in form of a tutor if you can. We all have weaknesses in something and that is okay.
  5. Stay positive: I know with this virus and possible changes to school, no matter if it is virtual, homeschooling, or traditional, can be challenging to all of us. Remember to stay positive and you can achieve anything.

I hope these tips are helpful to you and your student. I wish everyone a happy and successful school year no matter how you are learning. 😊

Published by Amanda Gene Harris, author and owner of Harris' InkWell

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4 thoughts on “Five Key Tips To Help Your Student Succeed In School

  1. As for #3 people can be so cruel, sorry you had to go through that but glad you listened to your mom. Mom’s know everything. LOL.

  2. hey Amanda
    Lovely post as always.
    just a note for readers in developing countries like India, book share is free in some developing nation. I haven’t personally signed up for it but more info can be found on their website.

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