Ways to guide your child when they join an online classroom

Posted by Akshay Salaria on Jan 21, 2021 1:11:14 PM
Akshay Salaria

Online classrooms have become an innate part of the Indian education system. While, the online transition initially was considered to be an interim relief, fortunately, or unfortunately, it is here to stay. 

Schools now have to rise above the complexities of online learning and have to make their entire ecosystem conducive. 

The burden of educating students has been more on the educators, however, to complete the school activities/assignments, parental guidance will be necessary. Parents can help their kids to navigate through their learning process effortlessly. Every kid is unique and it's important to find out what works best for your child.

Let’s look at some effective ways that can be deployed at home to make the most of the online classroom:

  • Make space for learning

Since kids are used to learning in a certain atmosphere that is peaceful and inspiring, parents must also work towards making the home environment favorable to learning. Kids achieve their best work in a quiet, comfortable, and dedicated space that is strictly devoted to learning. 

  • Maintain breaks 

In the absence of a school camaraderie, it becomes necessary for parents to give ample time to kids to rejuvenate and relax. Kids will function their best if a routine is maintained preferably close to their ‘good old’ learning days. They might not get a ‘Games Period’ but parents can ensure they get a recess break or an hour to destress. Routines and schedules are extremely important for kids at schools and home alike. 

  • Mix screen time with extracurricular activities 

Since kids have been using a lot of ‘screen’ owing to online learning, they need to indulge in extracurricular activities too, away from screen time. To avoid any adverse effect on the minds of the young ones because of the constant use of monitors, parents can encourage their kids to read a book or take a break from technology. 

The New York Times also suggests ways to devise effective ways to make learning at home, not just fun but effective. An article says, “Start by having a conversation with your child that’s less, “let’s find a way that I don’t have to nag you all day every day to do your work,” and more “let’s map out what successful learning will look like for you in this weird online world.”

 

How can LEAD help to make the online classroom fun and engaging

Designed for new-age parents, the LEAD Parent app gives you the requisite information about your child and their performance with a single click. From home practice to unit progress, parents will get updated about what’s happening at school. With student performance and attendance, you know how your child is doing. Parents and children also get access to:

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  • Theme based Pre-Primary curriculum 

The unique theme-based integrated pre-primary curriculum enables students to read and write complete sentences in English by the end of the year. Under numeracy, they can quantify things and do simple addition and multiplication.

  • Pictorial approach to make Math interesting 

With the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach, students find solutions by relating problems to their daily lives.

  • Experiential learning in EVS for in-depth study

With experiential learning in EVS, students develop a strong foundation and in-depth understanding of scientific concepts. 

  • ELGA to make students masters of English 

With the help of our specialised programme focussed on the English language, our students make remarkable progress. 

 

With LEAD, learning is more effective and children look forward to their classes unlike in the ‘traditional’ setup. To know more, speak to our advisor today, https://leadschool.in/contact-us.html 

About the Author
Akshay Salaria
Akshay Salaria

Akshay is a Senior Marketing Manager at LEAD School. He is a digital marketing professional with experience in marketing and sales. His journey in teaching/education started as a volunteer at Teach India where he realised the importance of good quality teaching and also realised that not everyone in this country has had the privilege that he had at schooling.

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