For many teachers and students, that first day of school may look quite a bit different this year as our nation continues to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. Many schools and districts will remain online, and teachers whose classrooms are traditionally brick and mortar now find themselves faced with the challenge of starting the school year in a virtual setting.
When it comes to online learning, parents are often unsure of how they can help their children succeed. Many parents of online students fail to realize that their support, encouragement, and involvement is critical. Supporting your online student is crucial to their success and doing so may be easier than you think.
Anything But Average
Many people have asked me in my time as an online educator, “What’s the average student like in your classes?” When I hear this question, I can’t help but shake my head in frustration. I find myself wondering why the person asking thinks that online students somehow differ from those in brick-and-mortar schools.