Helping Your Child Develop a Love For School
School should be fun, exciting, and a place your child feels as though they belong. Your kids have the chance to learn about many different subjects, join a wide variety of groups, and meet people from many different backgrounds. While school is meant to help your children explore different subjects and become part of a community, some students may not find as much joy in school as others.
Yes, homework is never fun and tests can be stressful, but school is not all about homework and tests. It is about finding new interests, learning new things, and finding a place in this crazy world. At Resurrection Christian School, we work hard to make sure our students have the best possible school experience. We help them follow their interests, feel welcome in our community, and encourage them to continue to push themselves. RCS knows the importance of school and how it can affect our children’s future, and we work hard to make sure they love school. Take a tour of our school and learn about our curriculum and how we incorporate Christian values into our education to ensure your child’s future success.
There are a few key components to inspiring your children to love school, including everything from a sense of community and belonging to enjoying what they are learning. While you may be thinking that every school offers these things to their students, there are a few things that make us different.
While most schools likely create a sense of belonging and community for their students, none of them have a community quite like RCS. At our Northern Colorado school, your child can go from preschool to high school on our campus. As they grow they will attend the different schools on our single campus and continue their school journey with all of their friends.
This is different and special from other schools because your students will grow with their friends and peers all the way until they are ready to head to college and start a life of their own. Having multiple schools on one campus can make the sense of community even stronger than it is at other schools. Your child will become familiar with everyone in their class and in the classes older and younger than they are, they will become familiar with the teachers and staff, and they will be a special part of the community.
For many students, middle school and high school can be a tough time in life. In public schools, you will switch to a new school during 6th or 7th grade, and again in 9th or 10th grade. This can be stressful and nerve-wracking for many students, especially if their friends are going to a different school. They will be forced to meet new friends, find a new community in which they feel welcome, and start from scratch. But at RCS, your children will never have to worry about this. They will switch from school to school with their entire class and have the chance to stay with their friends and meet new friends as well.
With many different student clubs, activities, and athletics to be a part of, plus other events, your student will be able to become a part of many different communities within our tight-knit school community. We know the importance of making students feel welcome and wanted, that is why we do what we do and encourage students to participate in many different activities.
Courses and Areas of Interest
Another important factor in getting children to be interested in school is to boost what they are learning. Classes, groups, and extracurricular activities can help to build your student’s interest in school. At Resurrection Christian School, we work hard to make sure we provide your students with interesting material, exciting activities, and a variety of groups to join that help them explore their interests.
Our faculty and staff are dedicated to creating an exciting learning environment for students, which can help students build a love for school and learning. From elementary school to high school, your student will be able to participate in a plethora of classes and activities, from fine arts and physical education to foreign language and bible study. Whatever your child’s interest is, they are sure to find a few classes that can teach them everything they are curious about and help them find a love for learning.
How Parents Can Help
While Resurrection Christian School works hard to make sure every student feels welcome and is offered classes of interest, we are not the only ones who can help your kids find an interest and love in school. Parents can do a lot to help their students find an interest in school and a love for learning. Starting at a young age, you can help your child develop the curiosity that makes that was to follow their interests. This can lead to a love for school and learning.
There are some people born with a natural love for learning, they want to learn as much as they can about the world, the way things work, and what makes them curious. But not everyone is like this, so helping your children learn to love learning can help them succeed throughout school and the rest of their lives. Here are a few ways to help develop your child’s love for learning.
Feed Their Interests
Some children may be interested in Egypt while others have a desire to learn everything they can about foxes. Whatever your child may be interested in, help them and encourage them to keep learning and finding out new information about these topics. Bring them to the library to pick out books about their interests and allow them to read as much as possible on the topic. Sit down and learn with them. If they ask you questions about how big the Great Pyramid of Giza is, don’t just answer that you don’t know. Instead, look it up and find out together. This will not only help them keep their interests alive, but it will also teach them that learning something new every day is a part of life.
Your children may be interested in something that you have no desire in learning about, but that doesn’t mean you should shut down their curiosities. Encourage them to learn what they can and act excited when they tell you about what they learned.
To keep your child learning new things and excited to learn more, talk to them about different topics that somehow relate to what they are interested in. For example, if your child is interested in foxes, tell them about interesting animals that they may want to research. There are always topics to explore that are based on other interests. Your child has to ability to learn just about anything, encourage them to do so.
Allow Them to Learn on Their Own
While many parents may want to jump in when their child is working through a problem wrong, it is important that you don’t jump in every time. Let your child think through different problems, think about what they are supposed to be doing, and figure it out on their own. This will help them to actually learn and work on their problem-solving skills, plus they will feel more accomplished and be excited that they were able to figure it out alone. Let your children struggle and figure out different problems on their own, but be there when they ask for your help.
Reward Them, but Sparingly
If you reward your child every time they finish a book or complete their homework, they will begin to only do these things for the reward. You want your child to enjoy reading and gain something from it. But when you reward them for completing a chapter in one sitting, they will begin to use reading as a way to get rewards. Allowing your child to learn based on their interests and curiosities can help them to learn better and give them a purpose to read a book or finish their homework.
There are many things you can do to help encourage your children to love learning. From feeding their curious minds to limiting TV time, you can help give your children the necessary resources to help them find a passion for learning new things and exploring different topics. This will not only help them develop a desire to learn while they are young, but it will encourage them to continue to research new topics throughout their lives.
Developing a love for learning is a great thing and one thing that we should help our children with. With a desire to learn, a variety of classes and activities that feed our interests, and a sense of community and belonging, your students will learn to love school. At Resurrection Christian School, we can help provide these things for your kids and allow them to enjoy their school.
Learn more about RCS and apply online to start your child on a journey that will allow them to get more out of school than you could have hoped for. Contact us to learn more and help your child develop a love for learning and school.