As students go back to school, many of them will have to deal with remote learning for the very first time. While students are remarkably good at adapting to these kinds of changes, there will always be those who have trouble adjusting. If your child is having issues with online learning, it’s always a good idea to figure out how you can help.
Getting to the Heart of the Problem
It’s always good to start by identifying the problem. Is your child having a problem with the content, the method by which it is delivered, or by something else going on at home? Not every problem in online learning can be solved by asking the teacher for extra help, so have a discussion with your child about how he or she is feeling and what’s going on so that you can be in the best possible position to address those problems.
Reach Out Early
If you notice that your child’s struggling, it’s better to reach out sooner rather than later. Teachers are checking their email addresses more often than ever, so don’t be afraid to send a quick note. If your child gets educational supports, it may also be a good time to call a meeting. The earlier you seek out help, the better the chance is that the problem will be able to be solved.
Look at Outside Resources
The good news for those who have their kids at home right now is that there are plenty of outside resources that they can use to catch up. Some might benefit from online meetings with a tutor, for example, while others can use websites to watch videos about the content with which they struggle. Seeking out outside resources can be a great way to deal with those problems that arise from not being able to get one-on-one support from a teacher at school.