Everyone is navigating through the virtual learning system. Students who never tried doing it before are grappling with this reality. As a parent, you have to be there to hold your child’s hands while going through this challenging phase. Some students already have a hard time dealing with face-to-face learning. It’s even worse when they’re alone at home, and no teacher is guiding them.
While you still want your child to be more independent, you also have to assist whenever possible. You can do it through constant communication with the teachers. You should know what’s going on. You can’t expect your child to be responsible enough in understanding the online lessons.
Understand the requirements
Communicate with the teacher to know the requirements for the class. Create a checklist that you can look into to determine if your child is on the right track. If you have questions or unclear instructions, you also have to ask the teacher about them.
Ask for learning strategies
Teachers try to give as many resources as possible to promote independent learning. The problem is that some students don’t care about the lessons. They also find it boring to read the resources given. There should be strategies to make learning more exciting at home. Ask the teachers how to make the lessons more exciting. Since you’re not a teacher, these experts can provide you with options you can try with your child.
Your child might pretend to work
It’s also possible that your child pretends to study at home if you check. Once you get out of the room, your child will get back to playing video games or other things unrelated to studies. You will know the reality by communicating with the teachers. Check your child’s attendance in online classes. Find out if the requirements get submitted on time.
Teachers might know more
You try your best to get to know your child, but you’re too busy with work. Before the pandemic started, you spent only a few hours a day with your children. They might be asleep when you get back home at night. Teachers know more since they’re with the children several hours a day. Communicating with them will allow you to see your child from their perspective. Hence, it strengthens the need to speak with them more often.
Create an exciting learning environment
Just because there are academic requirements doesn’t mean you should focus on them. Don’t force your child to get things done quickly. Try to mix things up. You can also invest in soft play at home to make the learning environment more exciting. Even when your child plays with toys at home, learning can still happen. It’s not only about doing paper-based tests or reading textbooks. Creating varied learning strategies will help.
Hopefully, you can get through this difficult phase and guarantee your child’s learning progress. It will remain a challenge, but you can do it.