Communicating with Teachers During Virtual Learning
September 30, 2020
At its peak earlier this year, school closures in the U.S. affected more than 55 million students* and resulted in a crash course on virtual learning for many of us, our children and their teachers. Now, as schools reopen with virtual learning still in the mix in lots of places, we’re still trying to figure out the rules. Among them are how – and how often – we should be communicating with our child’s teacher.
That link to teacher can be a lifeline for both your child and you. It’s important for young children to have some time with teacher as part of the interaction they need for social development. And since most of us parents are still feeling our way through learning at home, we’re likely to have lots of questions for the teacher.
So, what are the rules? Are there rules? Maybe not rules, but there are some guidelines you can use to make sure you get what you and your child need without turning into a pesky parent. Rob Bieschke is an Education Project Manager at Kiddie Academy corporate and a former Academy teacher. We asked Rob to suggest some ways to ensure your contacts with teachers are a productive experience for all.
Mr. Rob’s Tips
Thanks, Rob. Those are great ideas. Here are some additional helpful sources of information on this topic:
“Nurturing Teacher-Student Connections in a Virtual World” – Education Week
“How Often Should I Contact My Child’s Teacher?” – Understood.org
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