𝐈𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝?
As Covid -19 cases rise again, pupils are being taught through remote learning again. Pupils who attend schools in Hong Kong or boarding schools overseas are finding that remote learning presents challenges.
𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐮𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐬 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠? Most schools and teachers have learnt rapidly how to provide high quality lessons online and are developing their digital resources. Yet some pupils are struggling, in London, The Times newspaper recently published a story on the number of parents seeking additional help for their children from tutors.
𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐩𝐮𝐩𝐢𝐥? Remote learning, focusing on a screen, with headphones on has helped some pupils to concentrate. Yet, for others online learning has proved to be less successful. Teachers find it difficult to assess if every pupil is keeping up with the lesson.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐦 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠, 𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬? For those pupils at boarding school in the U.K., time differences mean that pupils may be too tired to learn effectively as the clock in their time zone ticks towards midnight.
𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐮𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐭𝐲𝐥𝐞𝐬? Unfortunately, remote learning restricts the variety of learning styles available to pupils. Those who usually learn best through hand-on, practical learning may find their education impaired.
𝐃𝐨 𝐩𝐮𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐬𝐤 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬? Pupils are often reluctant to ask questions online. Doubts and queries may remain, knowledge of a topic may be incomplete. A recent article in The Times Educational Supplement noted that teachers find classes quiet, receiving little feedback, "It is like teaching into an abyss," commented one teacher.
𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐚𝐬 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞? Teachers sometimes find it difficult to mark work submitted online, consequently less work may be set than during normal school terms. Unfortunately, pupils may not be benefitting from as much feedback as they usually receive.
𝐖𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩? At this difficult time for pupils and schools, Minerva has frequently been asked to provide extra tuition for pupils. Access to an experienced tutor gives a pupil the opportunity to ask for help and to have questions answered.
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