- Risk of isolation/disconnection
- Re-establishing the pupil/teacher connection
The TES published an article on Friday highlighting how much of today's 'retreat' into online learning expects pupils to simply 'absorb reams of information', whilst neglecting to foster a 'sense of belonging' between teachers and peers. Mace also emphasizes the need for collaborative learning between 'pupils and teachers in an online environment'.
Her message reinforced the notion that virtual schooling must go beyond simply posting content, and, more importantly, how the teacher must continue to be at the centre of each child's daily learning experience.
Calibrae for Schools is a virtual schooling platform that puts the teacher at the heart of each child's daily learning experience. Through the platform, teachers interact with and teach pupils and classes, both synchronously and asynchronously, maintaining that sense of belonging and personal relationship.
As Mace writes, "Online classrooms are at their best when they can create a feeling of people learning together."
To learn more about how Calibrae can help your pupils and teachers feel connected and learning together, visit calibrae.com/schools
How to help pupils feel connected in lockdown. Rebecca Mace, 08 May 2020