With the sudden shift from offline classes to virtual classes, the education system worldwide has witnessed a massive change. Needless to say, such a thing wouldn’t have been possible without technological advancements. However, students tend to get easily distracted as they spend time on social media, play games, or watch movies by muting themselves. At the same time, the educators teach online, thinking their students are paying attention to the other side of the screen.
To ensure the students make the most of online teaching, parents have to step in to ensure that the child pays heed to the teacher who is situated a screen away. In this blog article, we will see how the role of parents as a coach is of extreme importance in enhancing the participation of the children in online classes.
Development Of Parents-Teachers Relationship
Parents’ participation during online classes can lead to the development of mutual understanding between the parents and teachers. If you stay within your child’s proximity during the class hours, the teachers will be confident that the students are giving their 100% attention to the class. The educators will get their peace of mind and can go on teaching unhindered, without any worries. Moreover, the parents can also ask for feedback from the teachers about the participation of the students. They can also get a confirmation regarding the assigned home tasks, tests, and other related stuff.
Parents’ Presence Will Enhance The Concentration Power Of The Students
According to a research report, it has been seen that students spend about one-fifth of the class hours scrolling social media or watch some videos or series. They use their phones and laptops about 20 times each day to view content unrelated to their studies. Since there is no one to supervise them during online classes, they drift away to enjoy doing other things unrelated to studying. As they stop paying attention to the lessons taught in the class, their performances start to deteriorate. To curb grade degradation, the parents have to come up in the scenario.
The presence of the parents during an ongoing class will make the children focus on the class. They will grow attentive because they know that their parents are watching them. Parents also need to adapt themselves to the various changing requirements of the children to get inspired and indulge in active class participation.
Parents Play An Important Role In Better Performance Of The Children
Suppose parents participate in the students’ learning progress and keep themselves aware of their children’s curriculum and assignments. In that case, the kids’ morale gets boosted as they know they have someone to fall back on in case of any doubts or problems.
Moreover, the children will stop skipping classes if their parents stay entirely aware of their class routine and academic tasks. They will concentrate more on the classes and prepare well for the exams under the surveillance of their parents. As a result, their grades will start improving. Automatically, they would begin to performing well in their academics. With a bit of push from their parents, the children can secure more marks and feel all the more encouraged to study with great interest.
Parents Indulging In Conversation With The Children To Enhance Communication
The lunch or snack time can now be used by making the children converse with their parents. Unlike the traditional set-up when they used to chit-chat with friends during snack time, the recess given between the virtual classes can now be used by the parents to engage in conversation about stuff other than academics- so that the meaning of ‘break’ holds true. It is better not to burden them with study or academic-related topics during break time. This free time can motivate them or make them feel a bit relaxed by talking about some fun topics.
In this era where educators teach online, keeping the students engaged in class hours is essential. The involvement of parents in the learning process of the students will be fruitful. Engagement of parents with the students is going to benefit them in the long term. The mentoring of parents, therefore, is highly crucial.