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How can parents sit back and relax with LEAD online learning?

Cost of COVID-19

The school fraternity is in the midst of another tumultuous year. As lockdown stretched longer than expected, the education sector— considered one of the most resilient ones— continues to gasp for breath. Even the well-defined roles of educators and parents got blurred with the crisis. Everything overnight became parents’ prerogative.

While a parent’s life has always been strenuous, the outbreak exacerbated the stress levels. A report by Healio validates that, “COVID-19 pandemic has found approximately 30% of mothers reporting clinically significant symptoms of depression or anxiety.”

In the absence of a formal school structure and disciplined life, parents took over the role of educators too. As parents keep shuffling between various responsibilities, finding time for every task, including their ward’s academic life, got challenging and rightly so. Parents of young children are prone to high levels of parental stress, and the pandemic has pushed families into uncharted waters making their daily routine a challenge, triggering increased panic attacks, reduced stress tolerance, sleeplessness, and exhaustion.

What can be done?

While parents are stressed owing to the sudden disruption, the plight of children can’t go unnoticed. In these circumstances, parents should only be the source of comfort to their children and alleviate their anxiety triggered by social distancing. This can only be achieved when parents are calm themselves.

Though the advent of online learning was considered half the battle won, its proper usage to make learning effective is still a prime concern. Many parents find it difficult to align their children’s curriculum with technology, especially in smaller cities. Since the duration of disruption remains unknown, technology will keep driving education. There’s no hiding from it, and the best way to make the most of it is to embrace it. Studies show that online learning keeps students more engaged and helps them develop 21st-century skills. It also helps with personalised learning, which remains crucial at this juncture.

Effective online learning is not cumbersome — once you understand how it works, your job of monitoring your child’s studies gets substantially reduced. The role of technology is to make the process of learning easier, not more challenging. If it is taking hours for you to figure out the most basic functions, consider replacing it with a more efficient and user-friendly solution.

How can parents stay worry-free with LEAD?

LEAD facilitates easy-to-use technology and streamlines the curriculum for students to learn from home. Every stakeholder gets a dedicated app at LEAD to make learning a smooth sail.

LEAD Student and Parent app establishes a reliable virtual set-up at home where students remain engaged and parents informed. Remote learning seldom keeps parents updated about their ward’s study. Meanwhile, the Attendance and Progress Reports at LEAD-powered schools help them keep track of their child’s performance.

Digital Learning Content, Physical Reader & Workbooks, Learning Activities, E-books, Regular Assessments, Assignments, Quizzes, Personalised Revisions, Home Practice, etc., lead to wholesome learning while staying indoors.

Also, in online classes, ensuring that children’s attendance remains as high as their physical classes is a task. They are distracted and remain confused in a non-engaging structure. A better attendance rate leads to better results and vice versa.

According to a survey done by LEAD, the numbers say that students with 80%+ attendance scored 40-45% higher on average than students who did not attend classes as regularly. With LEAD, students fetched 80% by the year’s end compared to 55% at its beginning.

Students at LEAD-powered schools remain engaged as teachers use a tablet that includes detailed lesson plans, audio-visual resources, soft copy of books, and activities. They explain the concepts through activity or a video, followed by group practice in small groups. Individual practice where students answer questions independently is also encouraged. This concentric circle design allows teachers to help students understand the concept better.

LEAD aims to provide uninterrupted quality learning to students even in times of distress. To enrol your child in a LEAD Powered School: Fill the admission form now

About the author

Manasa is a Branding and Communication Manager at LEAD. She is an Asian College of Journalism alumnus and a former Teach for India Fellow. Manasa has also completed her MBA in marketing from Deakin University. She strongly believes that education has the power to shake the world and is excited to be a part of LEAD’s transformational journey.

Manasa Ramakrishnan

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