Continuing with the suggestions you submitted, today we’re going to talk about transitions. Change is difficult, especially for students and their parents who are dealing with changes in personnel and policies at school. It seems that by the time you have developed the right working relationship with the teachers and administration, and the student has grown comfortable with the materials and procedures, it’s time to move to a new school (elementary school to middle school, middle school to high school, high school to college). How do you cope with these changes?
Below are some articles that address this issue, but I’d prefer to hear from you. What strategies have you employed to help your child transition from one level of school to another? How did the policies, procedures and accommodations compare?
Elementary to Middle School:
High School to College: