There are more than 50,000,000 students enrolled in school in the United States. 0.6% attend virtual school full-time, and 9.4% attend virtual classes and in-person classes. Many children had no option but to attend school virtually in the midst of the recent pandemic. By now, many children have returned to conventional classes in person. However, some of those who thrived in cyber classes continued learning from home. This blog will discuss some of the personalities and skills of children who thrive in the online elementary school environment.
Some children gravitate toward technology. They even use this technology to create and express themselves. These students often feel more comfortable communicating through computers. They also get the opportunity to work with computers every day, potentially learning new information along the way. These children rarely have technical problems. If they do, they will be sure to resolve it right away.
Independent Learners and Active Learners
Online classes follow similar if not identical lesson plans as traditional classes. However, children have more flexibility regarding when and how they learn. Students who prefer to work ahead can do that while the teacher continues the lesson with the other students. Instead of being quiet in class, conceptual learners can follow the teacher's lesson while actively experimenting with the subject matter. Audible learners can sing a rhythmic mnemonic device in order to better remember the material. These students would have their learning styles restricted if they attended classes in person.
Children Who Get Distracted by Peers
Some students relish the attention they get from their peers, even if they use disruptive methods to get it. The disruptive student can't learn while bothering the other students, who can't learn either. Many disruptive children behave more calmly when they don't have an audience, so it can be best to keep them at home. Virtual students still have opportunities to socialize with peers. However, during class, the students won't be able to distract each other as easily.
Students with Unconventional Lifestyles
Some students or their parents have unique lifestyles that put them on the go more often than the average family. These students would miss an insurmountable amount of school if they had to attend in person. Cyber elementary school gives these students the ability to learn from wherever their life takes them.
Some students perform better academically when they have the opportunity to learn in a comfortable environment with fewer distractions. Talk to a counselor about cyber elementary school options.