8 Things Your Virtual Teachers Want You to Know
1. School Is Still Serious
Many times when students begin online or virtual school, they might feel excited to have more free time, less stress, their own schedule, and more. But remember: online school is still school!
Be sure to put in the same effort that you would be putting in in an in-person school. Even though you won’t be seeing us in person, we will still be teaching you, grading your work, and interacting with you virtually.
If you’re new to online school and virtual learning, check out this blog to learn more about where to get started.
2. Virtual Teachers Are There for You
When attending an online school, you may feel overwhelmed and disconnected from your teachers and peers since you won’t be meeting anyone face to face. But your teachers will still be there for you. Reaching out via email is a great way to reach out to your teachers to let them know what questions or concerns you might have.
3. Don’t Feel Embarrassed If You Don’t Understand
We know it can be overwhelming and sometimes a bit nerve-wracking when you have to ask a question in class or explain to your teachers that you don’t understand the material that you’ve learned, but you should never feel embarrassed.
Your teachers don’t mind working with you to go over an equation or paragraph that you didn’t understand the first or second time you learned it! Your teachers care about you and want to make sure that you’re not left behind, so never hesitate to reach out to your teachers and let them know you might need more help. It’s why we’re here!
4. Treat Your Virtual Teachers the Same
Even though online school and virtual learning are oftentimes a less intense environment, your teachers are still your teachers who deserve to be treated the way that you would want to be treated! You’ll still want to be sure to give your teachers your undivided attention when they’re teaching to not only be polite but, most importantly, to ensure that you’re learning. It is also important to be kind to your teachers.
5. Work on Efficient Communication
Efficient communication is very important in order to maintain a successful experience with online school and virtual learning. Be sure that you’re responding to messages or emails in a respectful and timely manner to ensure that you’re not missing any information, concerns, or questions a teacher may have for you! If you’d like to set up a meeting with one of your teachers, here are some ways to contact them:
Ways to Contact Your Virtual Teachers:
- Emailing your teachers
- Calling their work phone if they have one
- Setting up a video chat to discuss school-related work
6. Technology Can Be Difficult
Virtual learning is a great experience for many students and teachers, but technological issues are inevitable at some point or another. If you’re experiencing any technical problems, it is important to let your parents know so they can help, and also your teachers if it’s impacting your ability to learn.
Whether it’s Wi-Fi issues, a broken laptop, sound issues, or more, your education is what’s most important, so never hesitate to tell a parent or teacher.
7. Being on Time Is Important
Although with an online school, you’ll have much more freedom to create a schedule that works for you, you need to follow the schedule. Being on time and turning in assignments on time shows your teachers that you’re taking your virtual learning seriously and shows respect for your teachers and their time.
8. Schoolwork Won’t Be Easier
A misconception about virtual school is that many people assume that the work is going to be much easier than in-person school, but that is not the case! Online school work can be just as challenging as schoolwork from an in-person school because it is important to keep our student’s minds busy with the important curriculum.
About Ignite Learning Academy
Here at Ignite Learning Academy, your child is assigned one teacher in grades K-5 and multiple content area teachers in grades 6-12 to ensure help is there when you need it. Teachers provide live instruction, monitor the student’s progress in courses, provide robust feedback on graded assignments, and meet one-on-one with the student to answer questions, explain concepts, and extend their learning. Our teachers are certified, highly qualified, and have decades of combined teaching experience.
Teachers are available via phone, email, and Zoom. Zoom is our preferred method when teaching students as it allows students to view the teacher’s screen in order to better understand the material being taught. Plus, it builds a personal connection when teachers and students are able to see each other via webcam!
Contact us today to learn more about our virtual academy!