We are here for online learning for children and home classes. But it’s not the end of the world, and kids need to learn, and computer and Zoom classes can enrich you as a class. It is up to parents and teachers alike to be patient and to ensure that our children’s education and mental well-being do not fall by the wayside. The motivation for reading may be low, but reading online is beneficial, so here are a few tips to keep them learning:
Does distance learning work?
“Learning online can serve as a personal study if you have a good set up”
How children and teachers adapt to work at home depends on much. Some find it difficult to keep up with work. Some feel that they are being ignored by their teachers or classmates. And some have problems staying connected online. It can be difficult, and there is a clear digital inequality, but some teachers have seen improvements in children’s learning. It may be because there are a few students in your class who interrupt you or they feel very stressed, but most children find reading far and wide easy. It’s all about effective learning environments and practices – as in the classroom.
How to make the most of your home setup
Teaching behind a computer screen is unlikely to be something you have learned during your teacher training. In addition, you cannot move and touch the body organs in the normal way, and class communication and involvement will also vary. But you will not be alone in this – your classmates may be in the same boat, so do not be afraid to ask for advice or help from others to create a welcoming and friendly environment for your students and you.
The same can be said of your communication with your students – communication is important. Make sure you have as many open lines of communication as possible, from holding to zoom and email. They need to communicate to learn and get feedback on their work just as you do to find out what works and what doesn’t in your visual class.
Just as they are in a gym, kids need some time to relax, and so do teachers. Therefore, encourage your class to move out of the house into the garden or go for lunch with their parents on swings and slides.
In any case, the main things to keep in mind when teaching online are:
Schedules are important and very helpful for the child, parents, and teachers – so welcome. Work channels and dedicated spaces help create the structure and function to maintain your work/life balance. Some work can be done away from the computer screen to protect the eyes and provide independence as well.