It takes a village. Simply put, this statement holds true for the Western community. It is crucial for parents to be proactive in their students' education. We encourage open communication between teachers and parents, not only when issues arise but also when the student is excelling and consistently meeting their goals.
Positive reinforcement can make a huge impact on the student's confidence in the classroom and their perspective on the importance of education. We want our students to know that we are listening and we notice them not only during misbehavior, but through their successes as well.