When the children returned to school after the winter break, no one predicted schools would move to an online platform halfway through the semester. While this change is unprecedented, children can still successfully continue their education through online classes. Consider the following items and tips to ensure your children is able to efficiently complete their coursework.
Desk & Chair
A sturdy desk and comfortable chair are key for students. They must have a designated area to complete their online classes in order to provide them the opportunity to go into school mode. It will not be an easy transition, but a good study space will help make it easier.
Just as students can’t sit on their phones during class when they’re in school, they must have zero distractions while they compete their online classes. This means they should be in a quiet area of the house until the coursework is complete. While it may be difficult to create a perfectly silent environment, younger siblings and pets should be encouraged to be as quiet as possible while your child is studying.
A good Internet connection and fast loading laptop are crucial components that will directly impact a child’s ability to complete their online work. Many school districts are offering technology rental programs to aid students during this time. If you need assistance with securing a good Internet connection, check with your child’s school for more information.
An open line of communication between teachers, students, and parents is key to ensuring your child’s success. You need to know how they are handling the transition to online learning and how they are doing mentally. They are bound to miss their friends and their usual routine. Encourage communication as often as possible and as necessary.
Homeschooling may not be every child’s or parent’s favorite education method. However, with the right tools and routines, your child can successfully finish their education for the school year.