6 Rules of Thumb for Boosting Your School Spirit

Written by Kate

Do you know easy ways how to make education more productive?


I know that feeling. You're a parent, you want the best for your child, and it's your job to make sure that the school experience is as positive as possible. But sometimes even the most proactive parents can feel overwhelmed by all of the things they need to do and all of their responsibilities at home. It's easy to get caught up in the minutiae of running an errand or dealing with an argument between siblings when there are so many other demands on our time (and budgets). The good news is that there are some simple ways we can help make our children's school lives happier—not just now but well into adulthood too!

1. Remember the Role You Play in School Culture

Remember the role you play in school culture. As a parent, you are a huge part of the school community. By helping out at events and volunteering your time, you are directly contributing to what makes your child’s school unique and enjoyable. Your involvement with their life outside of class gives them something to look forward to when they’re there, and makes it easier for both of you to get excited about each new day at school!
Keep an eye on how well-maintained your child’s communication is with their peers. If they don’t have many friends after being at a particular school for some time, then this may be an indication that something needs changing—either within yourself or within the structure of their environment itself (beyond just adjusting expectations).

2. Share Your Enthusiasm

The best way to build school spirit is by sharing your enthusiasm. If you’re a parent, this can be as simple as having a good attitude about school and helping your kids feel like they are part of a bigger community. When you do this, the kids will start to feel more invested in their school’s success—and in turn, they’ll start paying attention and get excited about everything from sporting events to classroom activities.
If you’re not a parent but still want to help out at your child’s school, try volunteering! Not only will it give them an appreciation for what goes into being an educator (which is always helpful), but it also gives them the opportunity to see how much fun working together can be—and that’s one of the most important things when it comes time for those field trips or sports games!

3. Teach Your Children about the Value of Teamwork

Teamwork is an important skill to learn, and it can be applied across many situations. Teamwork helps you get more done, learn new things and meet new people. For example: if you're doing a project at work or with your class, having multiple people working on it together will speed up production time and create an overall better outcome than if one person was responsible for everything. In sports teams are often made up of players who have different strengths but complement each other in order to be successful on the court/field/pitch etc.

4. Encourage Kids to Join Clubs and Activities

We've all heard the phrase, "the more you learn, the more you earn," and it's true. Kids who are involved in school activities have an easier time earning good grades and they're also more likely to graduate from high school than their non-involved peers.
Encouraging kids to join clubs and activities is an important step in helping them develop into well-rounded people who can work with others, communicate effectively and solve problems.

5. Get Involved Yourself

You're probably not going to be able to go out and recruit your whole school for this, but you can still make a big impact by simply showing up at events and being yourself. If you get involved in one of the many things that happen every day at your school, you'll be surprised at how much more enthusiastic people become about their own participation. So volunteer for something! You can do it anonymously or publicly—the important thing is that you're there being awesome and being an inspiration for others to follow suit.

6. Make Sure Your Child is Getting Enough Sleep and Eating a Healthy Breakfast

When your child is well-rested, he or she is more likely to be alert and ready to learn. It's also important for your child to eat breakfast before school because it gives them the energy they need throughout the day.


We know it can be hard to get everyone in your family involved with school spirit. But if you follow these five simple rules of thumb, we promise that your kids will have a great time at their next sporting event or after-school club meeting.