We recommend you pause and take a breath. Firstly reach out to your extra support networks and make sure that you are ok. Once you’ve found another wind of strength (because let’s face it, parents are superheroes) we need to think about how we can get our children to the finish line of this 2020 hardship.
Learning itself is a natural thing. We have interests, loves, and likes that we naturally gravitate towards in our lifetime. Behaviourists, cognitivists, constructivists and education researchers, have completed many studies on how we learn, and how we should teach. Like all theories, these of course, are constantly changing and growing with each new bit of research.
Start by listening to your child. Children are their own personality and they all cope with change in different ways. They can often even surprise us with their level of resilience versus our own.
To positively engage and teach a child we must be realistic about; emotions, feelings, struggles and milestones! It is about how we, as adults, can control the environment to be that of positive reinforcements and support. Rather than nurturing an environment of negativity and remorse.
We’re hearing you parents! You are frustrated, overworked. You have done your research, you have set up a classroom environment at home. You have written timetables, looked at learning platforms, developed schedules and rules with your kids. However they still seem to be unsettled, unhappy and not as independent as you would have hoped by now.
Mrs LD thinks that perhaps it’s time to reassess the remote learning environment. If it’s not working out for you, change the dynamics!
Remote Learning and the Difficulties Remote learning is by no means the ideal situation for any individual. As adults, we are certainly feeling the pressures of COVID-19s environment and there is no doubt that the children are feeling it too. Just like we are missing things, so are they! Positive Teaching, thought we would take... Continue Reading →
ACARA - What is it? As a parent I am sure you have asked yourself, what is it that they learn in schools now? Makes sense! As the classrooms look the same as thirty years ago, but the teachers do not seem to be teaching the same. Although education looks slightly different in each state... Continue Reading →