Common Problems with Remote Learning
Each problem varies with each student when it comes to remote learning. Some students might be easily distracted while others may have a hard time understanding the material being taught. Here are some of the most common problems regarding remote learning and how to overcome them.
Easily Distracted Students
Learning from home means that students have access to their electronics, pets, toys, and more. To keep them focused on learning, set up a learning space for them that is as clutter-free and quiet as possible.
Complaints of Headaches
With remote learning, most students are in front of a computer. The computer screen should be placed at eye-level to prevent neck strain. Have the student follow the 20-20-20 rule which consists of 20-second breaks every 20 minutes and also looking 20-feet away. Blue light glasses of computer screen filters can also help. Going to see an eye doctor can also help to prevent other serious problems.
Complaining of Hand Cramps
Kids may get hand cramps as they write, but this can be avoided with proper writing techniques and pencil or pen holding. Hands can be strengthened with the help of therapy putty and toys that snap together. Adding a molded pencil grip can help with proper grasping. Proper wrist placement can also be practiced when the paper is placed on a wall or easel during remote learning.
The Student Is Getting Up and Is Fidgety
Be sure to schedule frequent breaks where the student can get up, stretch, and move around. Their seat should also be supportive, comfortable, and they shouldn’t be slouching in it.