Tracking your child’s academic progress can be both stressful and rewarding, with many parents and guardians very concerned about their child’s success.
The new standard of virtual learning has required a gear shift in terms of approaches and expectations to student performance. Here are some tips to get the most out of the situation.
Be patient and empathetic
While some children have thrived in the virtual learning experience, many others have struggled with the loss of true interaction and a more hands-on approach. It is fair to say that these may not be the best conditions for children to learn.
Remember to be patient and understanding, as students can become more easily frustrated when they grasp concepts and operate in the online classroom environment.
Incorporate familiar faces
With the challenges inherent in online learning, it can help spark children’s interest by using items that make them happy. Reference their favorite TV characters or celebrities to create a closer connection to the job and make the performance more relevant and relevant.
You don’t have to live on TikTok and YouTube’s kids’ corner, but it’s definitely worth keeping in touch with what’s going on with them and their peers.
Remember that every child learns differently
Much of traditional learning is rooted in absorption through reading and writing, approaches that exclude many children who learn differently. Research has shown that there are different types of intelligence, which can, in turn, inform the way children learn, remember and understand best.
Research has shown that students can be visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learners – that is, they can learn best by seeing, listening, or engaging in tactile activities. In addition, it is important to take into account the different types of intelligence – linguistic, numerical, spatial, kinaesthetic, musical, interpersonal and intrapersonal – that students may have, the knowledge of which may further inform their strengths when they are acts of their academics.
In the virtual learning environment, audiovisual elements have become more easily integrated into teaching, making it easier for children to learn best through these methods, but when reviewing and reinforcing work as well that when completing homework it can be crucial to keep in mind that you cannot appeal to the way they are learning.
Impose a structure, but not too much
Kids work best with structure, but it’s easy to go off the rails trying to control all aspects of their daily lives to make up for the unpredictability of the current situation.
Establish a schedule that allows for flexibility and works with the child’s strengths and interests, a schedule that can anchor them in consistency and discipline without adding to existing stress. Involve your child (ren) in the process of creating the schedule; this collaborative approach will allow them to develop a sense of autonomy, while feeling supported by figures of authority. This can send the message that officials are working with them, rather than against them, by imposing “just because” rules.
While the virtual learning environment has its limitations, there are ways to manage and overcome them, not to mention the benefits of this way of teaching and learning. Evaluate your strategies to ensure the choices you make benefit children’s mental well-being to promote success beyond school.