Kids do not focus in class, what can we as parents do to help?

It is important to have the right learning environment for your students. In a virtual classroom, it is important where the students study. Our students come from all over the world, so they will be connecting to the internet with different devices in different locations. Sometimes students are in taxis, and sometimes they are walking on the street. We prefer students to be in a stable location like a school, or a quiet room. If you cannot, that is perfectly okay.

Here are some tips you can do to help your students focus.

1. Put them in a quiet place when they are on the computer/device. A quiet place is great, but ideally, you want it to be in a place with no distractions. No toys, TV, or people walking by.

2. Use earphones or headphones. By using these two, it helps block noise from outside, and increases the sound from the class.

3. No eating in class. Eating food in class is a distraction for everyone. Drinking something is okay and encouraged.

4. Build good habits with your student. This is perhaps the most important. Reward your student if they can focus in class. You can watch them during class to make sure they are paying attention to Zoom, and not browsing other websites. Teachers will do their best to manage student behavior, but because they are not in the same room there are some limits.

5. If you have 2 students in the same class, do not put them in the same room. They will become distracted by each other immediately. The sound quality may change as well because they close together.

When kids begin to use computers and iPads more and more, they will become more familiar. This is great, and we love that they can explore and use this technology. However, during class time it is important to focus on the class otherwise the students will not benefit. It will be a waste of time for everyone. It is important for parents to manage this behavior. If your child is distracted easily, please monitor them during class to make sure they are focused.

If you think your student is not focused in class, please contact service@seaup.org so we can work on a solution.

Answered by Chris Ternosky

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