With COVID-19 still lingering around, many schools are switching to online learning for partial or the entire school year. How does this affect you? This eliminates in-person learning and places more responsibility on ensuring proper learning initiatives are being implemented at home.
While this new reality may not be ideal for most, it’s happening. We have a few ways that you can easily adjust to ensure your children are still getting a quality education while partaking in virtual learning!
Have A Designated Space
Creating a set area that your children can use as a workstation or “desk” is helpful in creating an environment that resembles the classroom. Keep the workstation the same throughout their entire virtual learning experience.
Take Breaks When Needed
Breaks are needed in between class times. Without breaks, it will be easy for your child to get distracted and fatigue. With that being said, virtual learning becomes more difficult.
Have a Routine
Creating a routine will make these times go by faster. When a student is in school, their routine is pretty much the same. They wake up around the same time during the weekday and proceed to prepare for class. Having a similar routine while taking virtual classes is helpful because it trains your mind and promotes discipline. It gives students the same feeling that they get when they’re in a physical classroom. Doing this will ensure your child is on track.
Find a Tutor if Needed
Sometimes, even during a normal school year, your child may need a little extra help with their studies. Virtual learning means less face time with your teacher, and this can be difficult for some. Don’t be afraid to look for a tutor if help is needed.
Bob Oetting is here to help you navigate these difficult times and provide as much useful information as possible.