Online learning can both hinder and hold back a child. During this past year, educators and students across the country have grappled with how to adapt to online learning challenges.
I have worked in online schools for over the past 5 years, and I have seen online learning be a lifesaver for students that struggled in brick-and-mortar classrooms. Online learning gives students the ability to work from home, but that can also mean too much freedom for some.
Teaching online might make you feel that you are alone. In a brick-and-mortar classroom, teachers can support their students in their learning and adapt learning to what the students need. Accountability is still important in online education, or students might not take their learning seriously and their education will suffer. Teachers are also able to read body language cues that might show a student is struggling. In the online setting, teachers will want to incorporate check-ins to ensure they are supporting students that are struggling.