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Virtual learning making it challenging to contact teachers? Not anymore

Remote. In-person. Hybrid. No matter how kids are learning this year, parents and teachers’ relationship will be different.

Contacting teaching was a monthly or a weekly affair for parents. In traditional schooling,  parents used to visit teachers to know their children’s performance, and according to their performance, measures were suggested. Taking care of a child at home was a breeze where nothing much could go wrong. Then in 2020, the pandemic wreaked havoc on the planet, upending lives and making school authorities think of more robust models that won’t crumble with future calamities. Hence, virtual learning in schools became the trend.

However, with online learning, contacting teachers became a task and keeping track of a child’s performance also got challenging. With no set pattern or a framework, curriculum and management became disorganised. Virtual learning in schools did save them from chaos, but the long-term benefits are still to be seen.

Since parents play a vital role in their child’s education during virtual learning, it became essential for them to remain updated about their child’s performance to act accordingly. In the ongoing times when social distancing is the norm and schools have been shut until further notice, it is imperative to adopt a model that takes the convenience of school at the students’ doorsteps. Mere online learning is not enough. Integrated solutions surfaced to ensure better connectivity between parents and teachers. It keeps parents updated about their ward’s performance to take appropriate remedial sessions on time. Unlike traditional schooling, where parents had to wait for the next day to know what is happening with their child’s performance, integrated solutions help parents connect with teachers whenever they want.

Virtual learning in schools is here to stay, but it’s up to schools to make it reliable to withstand the future crisis. Mere online learning won’t help; a robust structure that simplifies complicated tasks is mandatory.

Highlighting the importance of communication with parents during the ongoing times, UNICEF addresses the schools that, “It is very important to consistently and systematically communicate with parents, not just out of necessity. Set up clear and consistent communication mechanisms, a pattern of reaching out to parents, thus encouraging them to get involved and support their children’s activity at school.”

How is LEAD bridging the gap between teachers and parents?

Since virtual learning classes became the new norm, LEAD, with its cutting-edge technology, offers seamless connectivity between parents and teachers. The LEAD Parent app gives parents all the essential information about their child’s performance with a single click. From home practice to unit progress, parents will get updated about what’s happening at school. With student performance and attendance, parents will know how their child is performing.

LEAD Mangaon school has shown some astonishing results during the lockdown and has retained 84% of its students from last year and has admitted 17% new students to maintain the overall capacity. LEAD is a new-age school that offers English as a Skill, Comprehensive Curriculum, Integrated System based teaching, In-Time Performance Monitoring, and Engaged parents

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At LEAD Mangaon school, parents don’t have to worry about their child’s education as teachers are working hard around the clock to enhance their learning experience, sharing parents’ workload. With the help of LEAD School @Home videos, teachers can conduct classes with efficiency with their strong communication skills, leaving a little room for parents for the extra hard work.

LEAD School@Home online classes also ensure quality learning material where the children can learn efficiently sitting at home. Students can ask doubts, get clarification from the teacher and mother. Also, in virtual learning classes, ensuring that children’s attendance remains as high as their physical classes is a task. With LEAD, students fetched 80% by the year’s end compared to 55% at its beginning with their well-curated structure and well-trained teachers.

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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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