Online learning during Covid-19 pandemic

Nobody seemed to get out of the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic unscarred. School-going children got doubly hit, one amidst the family fears and insecurity and the other the closure of schools and the monotony of online teaching.

Educationists and child psychologists suggest a few parents’ responsibilities during this devastating second wave of Covid pandemic in India.

Parents have to discuss the practical problems around online teaching with children: what seems to work and what appears not to benefit them. Negative feedback, if any, it’s your duty to inform the concerned teachers.

Don’t tell them what to do in the online sessions. Instead, see that the children are comfortable with the ongoing process. See that we keep them in their comfort zones and utilize the time for their attention and intellect.

The computer has to be set in a separate room free from distractions and let the things get arranged, taking the child’s opinion and his preference into consideration. 

Ensure that the school provides the schedules well in advance, and then the child is allowed in a distraction-free space and well-connected internet facility. And confirm that the arrangements are comfortable and acceptable to the child.

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