Victorian Kids Are Back To Online Learning… Now What?

My child is learning from home... but now what?

Victoria is unfortunately back into Stage 3 Lockdown, and although schools are rapidly working to move their classes online and have (fortunately or unfortunately, we’ll let you decide…) had prior experience with online schooling, what students really need in this time is support from the people they can see in real life, while ensuring they are still working toward their learning goals.

Here are some of our top tips we have learnt during our first online learning period that can help aide your child in their online learning journey;

  • Be as positive and calm as you can be. It is an often forgotten fact that all children will soak up your mood like a sponge, so their anxiety levels to a minimum is paramount. It is also important to remember the environment they are trying to adapt to, so make sure you are being kind and flexible.
  • Further to this, try to limit their time on social media or reading/seeing articles on the state of the world. We do not need to over-expose our children at this time.
  • Structure is key - model your days off a predictable routine such as school hours with period blocks so the student can adapt more efficiently.
  • Try and take breaks outside if possible.
  • Do the hardest subjects first if possible, while their brains are more switched on and they are able to concentrate better.
  • Get as creative as possible with learning - you have an opportunity here to help teach them real-life skills as well as their curriculum. Do what you can to embed some more knowledge in your child while you can.
  • Try to keep your child on a consistent sleep schedule; it is too easy to let older children stay up and then wake up late, so try and keep a structure that works for your family.
  • Don't forget to keep your child socially connected - remember that they are used to seeing hundreds of people on a daily basis and that has all of a sudden been taken away from them. Incorporate phone calls, video calls and the like into their routine so they can feel connected to their peers.
  • Set a goals/reward system so your child has things to aim for and look forward to.
  • Find a mentor that can provide individualised, one-on-one education that can help your child through the curriculum.

We here at Full Spectrum Education have fully qualified teachers that can help your child with individualised, one-on-one learning via any online platform. From Zoom to Skype, Discord to Microsoft Teams, our Victorian-based teachers are here to help your learner adapt to these difficult circumstances as best they can.

Online schooling is daunting enough, why not invest in your child’s future and help them succeed in these trying times?

We are all in this together.

Written by Full Spectrum Education

If your child would benefit from individualised, one-on-one education with a qualified teacher, get in touch with Full Spectrum Education to organise a free consultation.
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