It is vital to learn your role as a parent in the learning environment. Since you’re deciding on an online school program for your child, it is quite important that you have peace of mind when learning more about what it means to be an online student. As a parent of a child who is attending school online, you will find that it is important to build schedules and routines for your child. Understanding how you can help your child is vital to the long-term success of your child. Greenways Academy will help guide and prepare parents for the duties associated with online education.
Greenways Academy Hosts Virtual Open Houses
Each teacher is proud to be an academic resource for parents. It is important for parents to get to know their child’s educators and open lines of communication. An open dialogue will allow parents to understand what their child is or should be learning and help facilitate that process even outside of dedicated online school time. As the parent understands more about the learning style, they will be able to assist their child through their learning journey.
Establishing point of contact with Greenways Academy.
We understand that not every individual learns the same way or at the same pace. Our priority is to ensure that each learning style is met. Beyond getting to know the teachers, parents should be familiar with Academic Counselors and other points of contact throughout online school. Through point of contacts, our communication together will establish and understanding of your child's learning needs to ensure that each academic plan will support the child's educational journey.
Recognize How Your Child is Performing and Provide Feedback.
Through established relationships, all teachers and staff will be an accountable academic resource for you and parents. We provide monthly progress reports which will allow you to monitor your child's progress and keep up with current grades and areas of needed for improvement. Armed with knowledge of your child's progress will allow you to have a strong grasp on their success.
Creating an Environment Conducive to Online Learning
Left of their own volition, many children would lack the discipline necessary to thrive in an online learning environment. For that reason, it is critical that, you as the parent, help establish a routine for your child. A successful learning environment is likely to include a regular sleep schedule and dedicated time for learning each day. Parents should discuss with their child how he or she is most comfortable learning and create a setting or workspace that will help establish sound work habits. A dedicated learning space should be quiet and monitored. In instances where a student prefers to change settings to re-focus attention, the learning space can be mobile. Learning spaces should be well-organized and include all essential materials to avoid disruptions. Remember that learning can be fun so keeping the child engage and excited about education is key!
Connecting with other Greenways Families
Connecting with other families can be a great resource academically and personally. We encourage you to join us with our Greenways Family community. You can do this by liking our webpage, Join our parent talk-back nights and other events. We will provide you with additional social moments where you can connect and share best practices with other parents and promote your child's social circle.
Encourage Students to get Involved with Their Peers.
Creating a healthy foundation is an essential element to any educational atmosphere. Parents should encourage their children to get involved in Greenways House Meeting, and other social events available during the week with Greenways Academy. We also encourage parents to get outside and do more activities to encourage exercise, growth and social awareness.
We welcome you to make Greenways your education option. Please fee free to contact us or call us today at 314-432-7534. We look forward to speaking with you.