According to a recent survey, around 54% of schools below high school education are now offering full-time physical classroom learning since the school closures due to the pandemic. However, around 4 in 10 students in the country are still choosing to take their classes remotely, and another 2 in 10 are opting for hybrid learning by dividing their time between remote learning and traditional brick-and-mortar classrooms.
Many students are choosing to stick with virtual learning due to the many issues faced by children in traditional classrooms. While we cannot eliminate the importance of traditional schooling, virtual classrooms are more convenient, safer, and offer more effective teaching methods.
Here are some of the most common issues faced by students in traditional classrooms:
Loss Of Individualization And Student Engagement
In a traditional classroom setting, the teacher usually stands at the head of the class while delivering a lecture. As a result, there is little room for interaction between the teacher and those sitting at the back of the classroom. Even for those in front of the classroom, engagement is limited to students who actively participate in the conversation. It is also hard for the teacher to pinpoint the specific needs of the individual and tends to focus on the larger group instead of the individual, which means many students don’t get the attention and help they need.
Physical and Mental Health Issues
The traditional classroom requires students to sit close to each other, which increases the likelihood of the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses. In case one student gets sick, the health of the entire class is compromised. Similarly, the proximity to their peers can result in many students getting bullied by others or experiencing low self-esteem due to comparisons with students who are doing better at them when it comes to acing the curriculum.
Lack Of Experiential Learning
A common problem faced by students in a traditional classroom is a lack of experiential learning. Often, they are spoon-fed the information, and the syllabus does not teach them much about the technological realities of the world or what skills they need to be employable once they begin their professional career. With online learning, students tend to be more independent and are encouraged to learn, experiment, and explore on their own as well.
About Ideal School
Ideal School is a leading online bilingual school offering quality primary education in North and South America. As a top-rated online primary school in the US, we offer both English and Spanish classes and virtual classes for kids, professional online language classes, and virtual learning classes for kindergarten.
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