I am an educator and a mother. I understand and realize the importance of education and where children can go with proper guidance and attention! Most, if not all, schools have opened face-to-face schools in the United States. Many countries in the world are also preparing to start returning students to campus. This is the first step towards normalcy, and I am very happy to see my students (and my own children) return to the classroom after nearly 18 months of virtual learning. In today’s post, I wrote about how to ensure that your students succeed when they start school again. About 10 tips for returning to school after reading COVID.
In the United States, 5-year-old children go to kindergarten. Most parents choose to send their young children to preschool or daycare centers to help them develop social and academic skills before entering public or private schools. If they must return to work, working parents can send their children to 6 weeks to 6 months old at the earliest. Now, all early education center courses focus on emotional, physical, social, and age-appropriate academic skills. Emphasize and encourage practical learning and cooperative (group work) learning. Primary school students learn to make friends and continue this social and emotional learning to middle school. Since the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, schools have been providing virtual learning, and many schools around the world are slowly returning to providing face-to-face education. To ensure that our students successfully return to school after the suspension of classes for nearly 18 months, please read the following 10 tips for returning to school after the COVID pandemic.
Student success after the pandemic: 10 tips for returning to school
It will be difficult to practice for 8 hours a day outside the home, and having a proper routine will help both the child and the parents. Make sure your children go to bed at a fixed time so that they get adequate night sleep-at least 8 hours at any age; young children may need more sleep. Waking up and getting ready is vital to learning, which will help them not feel tired in school. After school, depending on the time and situation, a short nap is good for most students.
2. Including time to relax and take time out
School assignments will include homework, classwork, projects, and tests. Make sure your students have enough time to relax. Make time to decompress and take a break. Outdoor activities or family time are great ways to spend quality time together.
3. Use diary or mindfulness activities
Taking care of yourself in the form of mindfulness can help you and your child stay focused on the present moment. It can help reduce stress, increase concentration and improve health. Activities such as diary and meditation can be started as early as possible, then practice can be carried out and become part of their lives as children grow up.
4. Take it easy
Remind your students to practice patience and delay gratification. These are all small ways to cultivate the habit of thinking, which can bring happiness and success in life. Acting through models-remember that you are your child’s best teacher!
5. Contact school or teacher
If your child is having difficulties, especially due to COVID interruption in learning, please be aware that the education system can provide support for you and your child. Teachers, educators and trainers all over the world are aware of the possible learning gaps and are ready to develop a personalized learning plan for your child. Remember, you are not alone, raising a child does require a village!
6. Help students practice self-care and self-love
Just like adults, we must first learn to take care of our own needs and teach your children the habit of self-care and self-love. No one can take it out of an empty bucket, and our children are no exception. Before they are ready to learn and master new concepts in the 4 walls of any school classroom environment, their basic needs must be met.
7. In addition to academics, there are some extracurricular activities
Extracurricular activities are an excellent way for children to participate in physical and mental exercise. They give study breaks and may inspire your students to pursue hobbies or interests outside of school. Help them explore by offering a variety of options, let them try very few, and see what they like to continue doing the most.
8. Contact friends and classmates/neighbors
After the pandemic, many people began to realize the importance of social relationships and participation. Connect with their friends and family, and find ways to strengthen their friendship.
9. Give them time to let them feel their value and importance
2020 will be a very difficult year for all of us, and 2021 will be no different. Children need to be reminded again and again that they are very important and precious to you. School work and good grades are just one aspect of life, not the only important thing. Use words and actions to express your love and let them feel appreciated and loved.
10. Be patient when everyone is trying to return to daily life
Patience is not only a virtue for our children, but also a virtue for us as parents and adults. We must remember that everyone is doing their best to get back to normal, and hope that things will slowly return to normal. We are almost here, so in these difficult times, please keep your pace and cheer up.
As our children return to face-to-face learning, I shared 10 tips for returning to school after COVID. Most (if not all) students have been interrupted in virtual learning for 18 months. Due to some learning gaps and attempts to return to normal life, in addition to educational institutions, parents also play an important role in ensuring the success of students.
We would love to hear from you. Please share your useful tips and strategies for your children. Does your child like to go back face to face? How do you think you can prepare them for the transition? I am an educator and mother and would love to read your success story.