Taught parenting: The role parents can and do play in teaching teens

Season 2, Episode 18,   Jan 01, 2021, 12:01 AM

All too often when faced with a studying teen we’re reminded just how long ago our own school days were! Not only can the content hazy at best, but the texts, technology and even approaches have changed considerably. How many parents in our generation looked perplexed when we were told there was a new way of doing subtraction! Do we need to take some sort of crash course in teacher basics to help our children get the most out of themselves?

This week we are looking at the teachers and whether there’s something in it that we parents can learn.

Nathan McGurl, Founder of The Study Buddy, is joined by Professor Samantha Twisleton OBE. Sam is the Director of Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University - a national centre of education research and practice, recognised for its excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. With experience in teacher education, curriculum development and language and literacy, Sam has been heavily involved in influencing Government policy on teacher education and has been on numerous expert and advisory committees. She received her OBE in 2018 in the Queen's birthday honours for services to Higher Education. Sam is also the Deputy Chair of the Doncaster Opportunity Area, a government initiative to address disadvantage and inequality in children.

Throughout this episode, Sam explores the roles that parents play in education, with insights into the highly instinctive role they play in the early and most significant developments. Drawing on researching showing that support at home is the largest determiner of school success, it is more important than ever that we do what we can to support their potential.

For more information about The Study Buddy's approach to time management and study skills visit thestudybuddy.com