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30/03/2020

Tips to Parents for Online Learning Success

Tips to Parents for Online Learning Success

Dear Parents,

Let us begin by saying how much we miss all of our students. We have been in contact everyday with our students by email and in the Teams app and know that some of you had to unfortunately leave your home, but we hope that this message finds all of you well and safe in this stressful and unpredictable time for everyone.

As we completed two weeks of our online learning, we would greatly appreciate your feedback regarding adaptability struggle, technical issues, amount of assignments, time management and self-motivation of our students.

Without a doubt, this is a challenging time for parents, students and teachers. So far the students have become familiar with the Teams app which has proven to be a good fit for educational settings. We are satisfied with our communication with the students in the virtual classrooms. During the first week the students had setbacks accessing the uploaded files, therefore many teachers rather post the shared links instead of attached documents. Sending homework works better by email than in the Teams app (through ‘Chat’ or ‘Assignments’). So far all the teachers have posted their email addresses in their virtual classrooms.

We appreciate your support in this online education. We are aware that you support your child by setting the pace, creating a comfortable learning environment and encouraging your child to do their schoolwork in the absence of a daily face-to-face interaction with the teachers. Please continue encouraging your child to:

  • be regular and consistent in their work
  • regularly check teachers’ posts and notifications in the virtual classrooms
  • read carefully all teachers’ instructions
  • complete all assignments in due time.

If you have any questions or need advice on how to help your child succeed please do not hesitate to contact us. If your child is unable to complete work, please report this to the homeroom teacher.

We are enclosing the Tips for successful online learning that might be helpful in encouraging your child to keep up a good work.

In addition to access to the virtual classrooms the students have also access to the virtual library and the Padlet version of our school library, which will be updated regularly by our school librarian Ms. Mirna Ćurković.

Being aware of the challenges we have been facing in these extraordinary circumstances we posted the Parent Guidelines for Helping Children after an Earthquake on the School website. We hope these guidelines might help your child to cope with recent events and foster their resilience in a time of crisis.

 

If you have any comments and suggestions regarding the online classes please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

 

We wish you and your family health and send our kindest regards and appreciation for all your and your child's brave work in these challenging times.

 

Best regards,

MYP Team 

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