Parents play a crucial role in the education of children. The parent-school partnership has assumed even greater significance during this pandemic. The entire dynamic of teaching and learning has undergone a paradigm shift with the home becoming the set-up and internet the medium of imparting education. Schools have the responsibility of providing an environment that is safe, comfortable, conducive for learning and free of fear and prejudice. However, in the current situation, the onus of providing such an environment now rests on the parents. Needless to say, this is not an easy task for parents who have quite suddenly been thrust with this additional responsibility. Following are a few guidelines or best practices that would make online learning productive, enjoyable and stressfree for both parents and children.
Irrespective of differences in family status, structure, income, education,etc., parents must keep in mind the following:
A quiet corner, free from distraction for taking classes with proper seating arrangement and adequate lighting.
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