Support begins with communication:are you having regular talks with your child about something other than their school work? Or do they give you just the generic, “It’s okay” answer? When is the last time you had a meaningful conversation with your child about LIFE?
Forming questions are important, and really quite easy. How is their ASA going? What kind of vacation would they like to take this year? Is there a social gathering they would like to host or go to this year? After the initial, “uhhh, well yeah, kinda...;” now you can go deeper. What? Where? When? Why?
Throughout the SIS Life Skill course we focus on meaningful conversations and questioning until your satisfied with an answer. As a teacher of life skills, I would love to entertain any questions that you, as a parent, may have. I would love to get questions from you all, research it and write and article for your benefit. I tell my students continuously, “You are not the only one with your question -- somebody else can benefit from you asking it.”
You may wonder how you can get a hold of me. First, let me direct you to my blog: www.mrknudsen.weebly.com, well here really ;-). You can follow my twitter account @PhysEdDude or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you ask it, I’ll do my best to write on it...no matter how short or long the answer could be.
The SIS secondary school is here to nurture the quizzical mindset of our students, from sixth grade humanities with Ms @AndreaJarr to IB English and TOK with Mrs. @Cho_Liz. I am challenging you now as a supporter of your child and this community: you have a question? Ask me!