Online learning is the new norm, and will likely stay that way for a while. Parents are pulling their hair from their heads, frustrated about how they will homeschool their children. At Genie Academy, we like kids a lot. We have been teaching them for over ten years, and our consistent success stories are proof that we are doing a good job. Some of our students skip grades, while others thrive in their local Gifted and Talented programs.
We dove headfirst into online learning sooner than the competition, because we had a premonition for what was to come. Not to toot our own horn, but we have definitely mastered the art of online learning. Our students and their parents think so, too.
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We wanted to create a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about online learning and the future of education for your children. Here’s what we came up with.
If your child is telling you they hate school, it is time to take action immediately. While there are plenty of self-help articles on the internet that tell you what you knew already, we decided to make an actionable list.
You may be overlooking some simple things that will make a huge difference in your child's success. Give your child privacy, help them prepare themselves before class, and prohibit cheating, among other things. We know that your child has the capacity to be a genius- they just need a little bit of help getting there!
From artificial food dyes to processed food and sugar intake, what your child is consuming can have a major effect on their attention span and retention rates. These things are linked to attention problems in children and may turn out to be the root cause of why your child just can't seem to get their head in the game.
Have you tried unique brain breaks? Maybe. Have you considered spending some time letting your child teach you? We recommend it. Kindergarten is a crucial time for socialization, and learning how to recognize what emotions kids are feeling. By the age of four, many circuits are formed in the brain for math and logic. Take the leap to challenge your child in special ways, and watch how their love for learning evolves.
With boatloads of energy, your elementary aged child is likely bouncing off the walls. They might feel under-stimulated by online studies. Through trial and error, we have discovered easy steps that actually work. Probably the most important suggestion on this listicle is to encourage meaningful passion projects. Whether is be at at-home science fair, scrapbooking, or a community service product, assigning your children obscure and diverse projects on a regular basis will keep them wanting to learn.
No matter what age we are, we feel excited and motivated when our actions have purpose behind them. Introduce different activities that hold intrinsic value to your child, and watch them carry that excitement with them into their studies.
We all learn differently, and that’s okay. Some people don’t get the chance to explore what learning style works for them until college. That really stinks. We advise our students to try all different ways to study and learn, and find out what works for them. It's important to remind your child that their style of learning may change over time, and it's very important to keep experimenting to figure out the most effective way to learn.
Virtual learning has allowed kids to take cheating to a whole other level. Your child may not even realize that asking Alexa for help is cheating. They might think the captions on their Google Meet exist as a tool of reference for their English test. Unless their teachers define exactly what is and is not allowed, kidsWe put together a list of ways your child may be cheating, so you can put a stop to it right away.
Figure out what your child really wants. They may not necessarily need academic help from you. They are wanting the attention they are missing from regular school. Embrace the idea of hands off activities, and designate a space where the work your child completes is performed 100% independently.
It’s no secret that children love routine and thrive on a schedule. Kids need time to themselves to feed their imagination in diverse ways.
If you and your child are struggling with procrastination, it may be time to take a closer look at the mindset and structure of your child's day-to-day life.
Participation is key, even if your child is an introvert. Implement these easy tips and tricks to help your child succeed in and out of the classroom.
From lack of engagement to unfamiliarity, your child may be struggling for a reason you hadn’t considered before.
Wall Street Journal has told us that scores are way down. Parents are fearful that this transitional period will negatively affect their kids for the long haul. Why is it that Genie Academy parents claim that they prefer online classes, despite our centers having reopened? We have passionate teachers, an impeccable curriculum, and a system in place which provides an individualized plan for your child’s needs. See for yourself.
The mental health of your child is not something that should be considered lightly. Poor mental health can be caused by a lot of things, and in most cases is caused by many things. Notice the things that fill your child with anxiety, and try your best to think of a solution, or get professional help if necessary.
-The Genie Academy Team