We see that good communication between their school as well as parents is one of the fundamental factors in helping children achieve their potential. We see that people have shown that a child whose parents are involved in school life performs better academically and that this improves their behavior as well. There is a great chance of powerful parental engagement by making use of the Best app for online classes. We see that parental engagement is what helps build communities in schools as well as creates an essential connection between school and home whether that’s helping in the classroom, taking an active interest in homework as well as topics covered in class, or preparing a child for lessons with the correct equipment and uniform; the moral of the story is, if the parent is getting involved then the school and pupil will benefit as well. But we see that there is often a stumbling block to this engagement: communication between school and home as well.
We see that parents can only get involved with school life if they know what’s going on as well as where their help is needed. We see that relying on children to take letters to and from school is often insufficient as well. We see that firstly, letters must leave the class as well as not just sit, forgotten, in a desk or drawer. We see that they must survive a journey in a backpack without getting crumpled, as well as destroyed or lost among the other detritus contained inside. Finally, we see that parents have to retrieve and read them before responding and returning them to school as well. We see that most teachers, as well as school staff, will be aware of the knock-on effects of weak communication between school and home. There are emotional consequences for the child whose parents have forgotten its clothes day as well, sports day or parents’ evening. We see that for the school itself, there is the time wasted by teachers as well as office staff chasing up responses to letters.
We see that new ways of communicating are better. We see that the advent of technology means that schools have the opportunity to do things a little differently as technology can help bridge the gap between home as well as school – strengthening links to the benefit of students – by streamlining methods of communication between schools as well as parents. We see that technology allows schools to take away the middle man – the pupil – as well, by using technology that allows they to assemble all school communications in a single, online place, accessible to the right and relevant people, they can help parents to manage ‘school admin’, thereby improving communication as well. We see that school leadership teams should look at how they’re communicating with their parents as well as decide whether it’s the most effective way or if there is a better way to strengthen those ties as well. We see that using a digital platform means all information is presented as well as available, communication is quicker and it demonstrates that the school is embracing technology. We see that leading the way and demonstrating to parents the importance their school places on communications and making it easier to connect, will, hopefully, inspire parents to improve their side of the relationship, as well as the result, will benefit everyone – their school, parents, and, most importantly, their pupils.
We see that one thing we have noticed is that because of access to digital technology, families are getting more involved in the learning process as well. We see that this has resulted in improved emotional well-being as well as family relations because everyone is now more aware and engaged in what is happening in the life of young people. However, we see that there is a felt need for a learning environment that allows them to learn without fear, based on their interest areas as well. In other words, we see that the learner does need to be more in control of their learning. We know that learners need the presence of an adult in their lives to be able to learn effectively, as well as this has not changed in the Covid-19 scenario. We see that however, the role of the educator requires a change, given the amount of self-learning that is taking place. Instead of a traditional teaching role, we see that educators will need to encourage learners to share their knowledge, as well as facilitate peer-to-peer learning and monitor data on what learners are learning while continuing to support them with their challenges also difficulties. We see that this role is quite critical, where something happens synchronously while something is asynchronous that is, where learners are learning at their own pace and coming to the teacher to share their highlights as well as confusions.
We see that technology has helped first as well as foremost to stay connected to the communities with whom we work as well. We see that they were able to enquire about the well-being of our students, engage with them meaningfully, as well as to provide virtual platforms – not only to express themselves but also to keep the learning cycle alive as well. We see that while extolling the many virtues of tech-enabled learning, it is essential to acknowledge the very pressing question of equal access to technology as well as online learning, which is an acute and absolute divide.
We see that being said, as learning ecosystems grapple with the continuing lockdown of traditional learning spaces, technology has come to the rescue, as well as facilitating engagement between students as well as teachers, thus providing continuity in delivering learning experiences as well. Moreover, we see the necessity of shifting to digital platforms for learning, and as we have seen the seamless transition has helped counter many as well as highlighted the Maxims of Teaching in these times.