The internet is an incredible tool for researching topics, sharing your own thoughts and connecting with other like-minded individuals. The only real downside?
What Do You Call Classroom Hours In Online Learning
Moments after writing the above paragraph, I noticed my two-year-old had managed to print out the text from the form that accompanied this piece, and remove it at the end. Of course, I was irritated at this slow-witted act. This is why parents hire tutors; in-home assistants who come to help out at the drop-off point. In addition to the rote learning and homework that would normally take place at school hours, a live assistant offers another option for parents who want a more interactive experience in the early months. While most parents use a local private tutoring center, it is important to note that the whole point of in-home center is that it is the parent’s responsibility to supervise the child while being observed by the tutor. Regardless of how well the adult at home is trained or equipped, if your child is going to make the grade online, then the parent is ultimately responsible. Teaching children how to sit still for one hour for a form has no bearing on how they will learn later. It is, however, important that they know their own limitations.
Another aspect to consider in choosing an online class is time. School has the one hour period that is reserved solely for lectures and tutorials, whereas a live tutor can teach in front of thousands of people at the same time, yet are able to speak and listen to the child on the phone. Teachers are always eager to explore educational opportunities, and that open time can go a long way to developing the development of a child.
While one day you can be flipping through the channels on your TiVo, waiting for more streaming services to launch or waiting for your friend to come over, online courses have become a reality. That time frame has been stretched further and further as course transcripts keep emerging on the internet, and some are even quite extensive. An average SAT is expected to provide 50 college credits, with most candidates beginning their college career with a college preparatory course. In addition to an online course, some teachers will also allow students to take online classes throughout the semester in lieu of class attendance, and even the flexibility of being able to attend over the summer with accompanying job options.
Parents often feel frustrated with the perpetual day-to-day rut, filled with the same types of resume-building assignments. With a short and simple online course, a child can capitalize on a short course by applying it towards their favorite passions in their chosen field. A good intro to writing helps them hone their writing skills and will often lead to a multitude of internships or part-time jobs, as providing proof of their proficiency in a specific field will often lead to higher wages. An elective English class will teach the basics, learning their vocabulary and showing them that they are already thinking about their own future when they aren’t being fed reminders about their on-screen obligations. Having fun while learning can go a long way.
Even with the national conversation regarding the advantages of working online or at home, parents are rarely given the right to choose whether or not to send their children to school. Once again, we are guilty of classifying ourselves and trying to instill in our children the value of a weekly homework check-in. There are many advantages of a small class, but time is limited, especially during the highly contested end of school days. The internet has opened doors for parents and kids to communicate with one another, outside of the classroom. While the current school system has already started embracing this option for reducing the workload, the path may be rocky. One day soon, soon-to-be parents will not only be able to decide where their kids learn best, but also in what manner.