Senior High School
Table of Contents
1. Desire to Learn
4. School Pride
6. Course Selections
8. Study Habits and Learning Styles
9. Good Grades
11. Cell Phone Use
12. Parent/Teenager Communications
13. Parent/Teenager Connections
14. Honesty / integrity/ trust
16. Family Time
17. Time Management
18. Short Term Goals
20. Reality of Grades
21. Education Responsibility
22. Financial Responsibility
23. Career Exploration
25. Life after High School
27. Home Responsibilities
28. Anger Management
29. Praise and Criticism
33. Parenting Goals
34. Logical and Natural Consequences
35. Teenage Needs
36. Parenting Power
The main goal for Senior High TSM is to keep parents effectively engaged in their teenagers' academic lives. Even though their teenagers may appear to be all grown up, they have brains that are not yet developed, particularly in areas of planning, decision making and judgment.
Parents learn to provide direction and support for their students' goal setting, time management and academic choices through consequences and incentives. But they also learn to value and celebrate their children's unique qualities and interests.
Together parents and teenagers connect what happens at school with the students' specific goals for after high school. Students NEED their parents involvement in their lives.
The Table of Contents on the left shows the wide range of topics addressed in Upper Elementary TSM and there is a sample message below in both English and Spanish.
Example Teen Success Messaging - Homework
Senior High students are expected to be responsible for their homework. They are the ones sitting in the classroom hearing what the teacher is saying. Let them know that you expect them to know what the homework assignment is before they leave the classroom. Encourage them to ask questions and to clarify expectations.
Sometimes teens are prone to thinking that they will not worry about the assignment until later (like 11:00 tonight) and then they will text a friend for clarification. Your responsibility is to help them organize their time and their work area and to be sure that they have the materials that they need. Ask them about their progress and follow up with questions about grades on projects and reports.
Make it easy for them to have a study buddy or to be a part of a study group. Being able to work with others in a group is an important skill for college and for their real life careers.
Esperamos que los estudiantes de nivel preparatoria sean responsables de hacer su tarea, despu‚s de todo ellos son los que se sientan en el sal¢n de clases a escuchar lo que dicen los maestros. H gales saber que usted espera que ellos sepan cual ser la tarea antes de que dejen el sal¢n. An¡melos a preguntar sobre dudas y clarificar expectativas.
En algunas ocasiones los adolescentes tienden a pensar que no deben preocuparse sobre la asignatura hasta m s tarde (aproximadamente a las 11:00 de la noche) y comenzar n a mandar mensajes de texto a un amigo para enterarse de que se trataba. Su responsabilidad es ayudar a su hijo a organizar el tiempo y su rea de trabajo, adem s de asegurarse de que tengan disponibles los materiales que se necesitan. Preg£nteles sobre el progreso y cuestione sobre calificaciones en proyectos y reportes.
Facil¡teles la tarea invitando un amigo a estudiar o formando parte de un grupo de estudio. Tener la capacidad de trabajar con los dem s en un grupo es una habilidad importante para la universidad y en su profesi¢n real.