With the upcoming school year in Illinois still up in the air depending upon what individual school districts and Governor Pritzker decide, it does sound like this school year will be unlike any other. At the moment, it appears that many districts are choosing to opt for a combination of classroom learning with remote learning.
This would mean that students would spend part of each week in the classroom learning directly from the teacher and then another part of the week remotely. With this blend of the two, it will help students keep on track better for remote learning. Numerous teachers reported students were deciding online learning was not for them at the end of the last school year when everyone had to go into complete quarantine.
Approach It Smartly
Online learning is not for every student. This is a given. Plenty of kids need a teacher close by to help keep their concentration. However, with that said, even the most inflexible student who does not enjoy remote learning can succeed at it with the proper approach.
Make It a Family Affair
When students do not succeed at remote learning, this is a reflection of the parents as it is the student. Parents must act as another educator for the student and as a type of enforcer. This involves holding them to tasks when work must get completed. Don’t expect your child to thrive at remote learning if they haven’t before. It’s a good idea to hold your child accountable regarding all communications with their teachers and make a schedule to ensure they are completing all of their work thoroughly and on time.
Set Up a Workspace
Some parents choose to create a workspace in their child’s bedroom during remote learning so the kid can focus and get their work done. The problem with this is that if the student is not responsible, they will fall behind and lose their concentration quickly. A child’s bedroom nowadays is full of distractions. A television with streaming ability, fully equipped computer, and app-packed cell phones are all within grasp and without supervision.
If you don’t believe your child can be accountable for working independently, move their workspace into the main room or even at the kitchen table. By being out in the open, you can keep a better eye on them.
Find the Right Tutor
If remote learning gets to be too much for you, ask for help. The right tutor can assist in emphasizing learning remotely. iAchieve has numerous specialized tutors that will make learning a priority once again for your child. We work with kids of all ages and all subject areas.
Don’t Let Remote Learning Overwhelm You or Your Child
There is a famous quote from Mark Twain from back in the day. “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” You may not want to do online learning every day, but procrastinating is not going to eliminate it. Tackle it head-on.
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