If you’re a teacher or school administrator, you know that you can only control what goes on inside the classroom. Experts at the Harvard Graduate School of Education have created a survey template that gauges how much parents are doing to further their child’s education in their after school hours. Use this survey to ask parents questions from whether or not they monitor their children’s internet use, to how much they allow their children to figure out things for themselves.
This survey helps you understand if your students’ education and learning are furthered at home. Do parents limit their children’s screen time? Do they encourage their children to do things for themselves? How often do parents help their children get involved with educational activities outside of their home? When you know how much parents are involved with encouraging their children’s learning, you can suggest ways to help them advance their children’s education goals. Customize or add questions to this template to find out more specific ways parents guide their children outside of the classroom.