Whether you are a student, teacher, or parent, a new school year can bring on a bit of anxiety even for the calmest person. There is just something about being in a new classroom or having a set of new students that can bring on a few anxious nights. The week before the school year begins, you just know that nobody is sleeping. Listed below are five tips for everyone to consider as we all count down the days until we are back in school.
Don’t Wait Until Your Grades Suffer
A different classroom teacher can bring on a set of new expectations for a student. You might have been cruising through all subjects last year and getting good grades on most assignments, but that does not mean this year you will be able to do the same. Generally speaking, subjects become more difficult as you advance a grade level. Don’t wait until the report card comes out to ask for help if you are having a tough time. If the teacher does not have enough free time to help you, then you should consider a tutor from iAchieve. All of our tutors are top-notch at every grade level and subject area.
Make Some New Friends
Making a few new friends applies to everyone. Students should always be open to befriending classmates that have similar interests or could be a good role model for them to follow. Teachers need to reach out to other educators if for nothing else, to help keep their sanity and share experiences in the classroom. Parents should also try to make friends with the parents of your child’s classmates as they probably understand what you are going through right at that moment.
It’s Never Too Early to Prepare for the ACT/SAT
If you are a sophomore, junior, or senior in high school, you should have your eye on the prize as soon as the school year begins. This means not only getting good grades in your classes, but also trying your best to earn a high score on the all-important universal assessment (ACT or SAT). A great score on the ACT or the SAT could make getting into the college of your choice much more manageable. If you feel you need a bit of help preparing for these exams, iAchieve has you covered. We offer ACT/SAT test prep packages that will have you ready for the possibly life-changing tests.
Be Open to Extracurriculars
Teachers and students should be open to extracurriculars if they are offered their way. Of course, it would help if they were legitimately interested in the extracurricular to begin with though. For instance, if you are a student that loves music, maybe it is time to join the school band. If you are a teacher that is offered a coaching position for the upcoming school year, perhaps it is time to go out and buy a whistle. You just might surprise yourself and enjoy it!
Keep a Sense of Humor
Every school year brings along with it various complications and struggles. As long as you can keep your sense of humor and laugh at the comical misgivings, you should get through it all just fine. It feels much better to laugh when life becomes overwhelming and absurd rather than cry alone at night in your bed!
Written by: Ryan Crawley