How do you select a school for your child?
A school is a place where children learn to share, care, learn and do mischievous actions, to be honest. Children’s backgrounds and atmospheric chances of learning have positive and negative impacts. It is the right time to identify a good school for a 2.5-year-old kid. There are numerous schools available in an area, such as government schools, private schools, and franchises of different sizes, which confuses people to take decisions. What is a good school and how can you do the school selection for your child? Educated parents know the trick and keep researching for a good school as the child grows. In fact, there are still poor people who do not know about the facts of the school parents taking wrong decisions in choosing a school. Can we have a quick look at the factors that a parent should look for?
1. The adaptability of family:
Do you know how many types of school syllabus there are? If not, you must be aware of it as it confuses many people. There are state board, ICSE, CBSE, and IB syllabus up to my knowledge. The fee structure, quality of the education, efficiency of teachers, background of the children, and way of approach differ from one school to another school. Every family has different beliefs and financial backgrounds. The only way is to do an intense analysis of the school which you are shortlisting. As parents, you may have some criteria which have to be matched with your child and the entire family.
2. A school for care:
There should be a smooth relationship between management, teaching staff, support staff, and children which gives satisfying care and concern for the entire team among themselves. The entire team should be molded as such by showing care from the bottom of the heart. A good school team with parent relationship brings success to your child
3. Teaching methods:
According to me, all the syllabus which we follow in India is excellent, there is no doubt in that. The only difference is the methods of teaching are varying. For example, if you take kindergarten children, simply if you ask them to sing songs, learn alphabets and number, eat snacks and send them home, for sure the kids will get bored and start crying when going home. You have to search for a school that uses some creative methods such as game-based learning or any other effective teaching method to grab the attention for the entire school hours. This will give a boost to their learning process. It is not an easy task happening every school.
4. A school with teaching aids:
The traditional way of the education system with blackboard and books is not going to help the children which makes it monotonous without enthusiasm. A renowned school makes the children understand by showing real objects as an example with minimal virtual learning. A colorful classroom with well-equipped teaching materials and positive thoughts stuck around the class as well as the campus is a good sign which ensures the overall development as anyone visits with a second thought.
5. Basic requirements of a school:
- Check whether it is an affiliated school as you plan for the long term.
- A strong and standardized curriculum.
- Teachers with good communication with subject knowledge for their academic learning and creative programs for their special learning.
- Teaching materials according to the standard learning styles which helps them in logical thinking.
- Standardized worksheets for practice to enrich the academics such as project-based learning and problem-based learning.
- A well-ventilated campus that maintains hygiene rules will help students in learning environment
- A playground with sports educators and materials. These kinds of opportunities for students to develop their sports skills also.
- School which gives importance to co-curricular activities.
- Labs such as computer, Maths, English ETC…
- Taking field visit and conducting competitions to extract the talents of the children.
A school is not the only resource for your child to develop, as it works on both sides, parent and school 50 percent each. Don’t be assaulted and blindly believe in seeing advertisements wherein strong research gives value.
About the Author:
Lakshmi Sakthi Alagappan lives in Thanjavur in Tamilnadu, India. She is an administrative officer at Blossom Public School. She is an administrative officer at Blossom Public School. She likes reading books, listening to music, and surfing.