Don’t Leave it all to the Teacher – How Children Learn

A Tool Kit to help you navigate your child through secondary school…

Don't Leave it all to the TeachersThis book stems from thirty-two years in teaching. It aims to take parents into the environment of how children learn, without the stress which some parents have of schools and teachers, and to show them some key aspects of schooling which can have a lasting effect on a child’s education and life chances.  I do not intend to lecture to parents on how they ought to bring up their children or on how children learn. Instead, I merely set out to provide them with some of the tools with which to enhance their children’s success at school: a kind of tool-kit. It is not meant to be a blueprint for success but an aid to success.

Why I wrote the book

Much has been written about underachievement particularly among boys in the secondary sector and equally as much about what they can do to improve by understanding how children learn. Unfortunately, not much has been written and made easily accessible to parents about what they themselves can do to increase their children’s chances of success.  I therefore thought that one of the ways I could put back into the system some of what it gave me was to write a book aimed at equipping parents with essential information and skills. The book is a kind of toolkit or companion guide for parents who want to help their children navigate their way through the system. It is not a blueprint to success but an aid to success.

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Here are some topics about how children learn that are covered:

  • Preparing the child for primary to secondary transfer
  • Preparing yourself for the primary to secondary transfer
  • Going beyond the parents-evening
  • Schoolwork, homework and teacher expectation
  • Seeing the home as an extension of the school
  • Coping with the stress of homework
  • Family values and how they influence a child’s schooling
  • Be a Positive Parental Role-model

Book Review

DON’T LEAVE IT TO THE TEACHER’ is a companion guide for parents, but it is equally for teachers in their inseparable journey in the education of children.  Dr Alleyne’s guidance over a range of processes will help parents understand how to support their children in their learning, but it will also help teachers in their understanding of some of the problems faced by this group of students. I am an experienced teacher in secondary schools in London UK. I am also a retired Head Teacher of a Secondary School, as well as a former Chair of Governors of both a Primary and a large Secondary school.  From these various perspectives I recommend this guide as a ‘must-read’ to parents and teachers.
John E. Prince (MA Econ. Of Ed. London)