It’s simple. The more you get involved in a student’s education, the more likely he or she is to succeed. Test scores, attitude and behavior, even the likelihood of graduation and a college education—they’re all greatly affected by your involvement.
The goal is to show students that their education is important. Regardless of your level of education, there are simple things you can do to help. Make sure they wake up on time for school every single day. Reward effort and achievement. Show interest in their classes. No matter what you do, the most important thing is to show students that someone cares and is invested in their education.
President Barack Obama understands the potential of students—and the value you can bring to their lives. Watch his challenge to parents, teachers, students and friends.