The COVID19 pandemic has forced most people to stay home to avoid infection. For students and teachers, this means moving to an online learning platform. Now, what most parents are wondering is how can they make the transition easier for their children and how often should they communicate with their children’s teachers.
Here are some tips that we at Top Hat Montessori suggest you try out.
- Know your child’s schedule and you will know their teacher’s schedule. Often, teachers are only available during some hours of the day, so make sure to set a meeting during their free hours.
- Because of the nature of remote learning and teaching, most communication may be done through email. Be sure to get your child’s preschool teacher’s email address.
- Some students are using an electronic portal where they upload work and answers to question. Check if there’s an available message board for you to message the teacher.
- You can go simple and schedule a private Zoom call with your child’s teacher.
- Lastly, at the beginning of the school year, ask your child’s teacher to give consistent updates on their progress.
Parents need to be active in their children’s education. What we noticed as a Montessori School in Maryland is that children fare better at school when they know they can count on their parents for support.