Updated: Oct 23, 2020
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Are you a happy parent about the recent changes in the way education is now being taught? Having children stay at home, and learn online, in the comfort and supervision of our homes, instead of them being at a school?
There are a lot of benefits of having children learn at home rather than them going to a school, day after day. The time it takes them to commute, the extra hours spent getting them ready, the inconveniences of communicable illnesses, the extra money spent on so many school related expenses and the fact that some children actually do focus more when there are not so many distractions around them.
Education has certainly changed in the last few decades, but we still live in a world where the schools’ system relies heavily on an era that’s long gone. Promoting an educational system that encourages innovation, imagination, self-guided interests, and a grading structure that removes all letter grades and test scores, will lead to a new way of learning.
Allowing students to decide what topics they are interested in learning in class is an approach to a more personalized educational goal.
The employment of increased learning through educational networks and sharing information about multicultural diversities and global interactions may certainly benefit our present - and future educational systems.
Working Towards an Improved 21st Century
A new world needs new ways. The objective of education is to keep students active in the classroom by engaging them with in-depth discussions and activities that prepare them intellectually, emotionally, and physically to what awaits them at the end of their twelve years of schooling.
Some lessons are best learned when they are taught outside the classroom. If we can prepare all students for life beyond their twelve years of schooling, by providing experiences that allow them to discover and express their interests, we can tailor those educational experiences to real-world learning and social encounters, like community events and sight-seeing excursions that help them mature and grow.
Bringing different aspects of creativity into the classroom, or home nowadays, can uncover and properly identify every student’s creative abilities, helping them explore and grow their imagination. And an enhanced imagination and increased options on how, when and what to learn, leads to many wonderful changes in a youngsters mind and personality.
And that is: A life full of wonder, new opportunities, challenges, options, and struggles, a life that will call upon their ingenuity, intellect, drive, purpose, character, values, and morals.
Seeking information and self-learning, is a valuable skill that will last them a lifetime.
What We Do Today Benefits Our Future
Allowing students to research questions that cannot be answered in class by getting them involved in real-life situations, and seeing for themselves that life is about trying many things, and, on occasions, failing.
Youngsters will gain the experience of knowing that failure is part of life and coping with failure, and finding solutions to many types of problems, is a skill that is necessary to rise up to the challenges they will encounter time and time again in life.
Allowing students to choose a format of their own, reassures them that it’s Okay to be naturally inclined to express their own creativity. Creativity is the act of thinking differently about any existing concept.
Even if results from the exercise are minimal, it is still an engaging and beneficial approach that, when applied to ways of seeking information and self-learning, is a valuable skill that will last them a lifetime.
Creativity is the act of thinking differently about any existing concept.
AN IMPORTANT FACT TO KNOW
Understanding the critical differences between introverts and extroverts is essential to a student’s proper educational development.
Extroverts tend to get their energy from social interaction and introverts from quiet spaces where they can think and reflect alone. In whole group discussions, extroverts grow while introverted students may lack the motivation to participate.
With projects focusing on individual research, the opposite is likely to occur. Therefore, knowing a student’s personality is also part of an efficient educational model and one we must also remember at home as we move forward towards an online mode of learning.
Our young students are the future. Let us help them with the proper foundations in education they will need - to live a successful life, both today - and tomorrow.