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Posted on October 9, 2020 1:09 am
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JyLaVe
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Parents doing the work for their child
In eLearning i have noticed parents sitting beside their child and telling them the answers and doing their work for them. How do I solve this issue?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 9, 2020 11:43 pm

vydeDe
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I would suggest sending a note or email home to all parents in the class and ask them kindly to allow their student independence in the virtual classroom. You could explain the importance of allowing students to think for themselves, and how independent work can benefit their educational experience. Let parents know you are thankful for all their help and support for their child, but to place boundaries between the help they give and the work their students do.
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TeLuXa
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I think this is a great idea. The parents need to know how detrimental it is that the student do the work for themselves.
  Posted on: October 13, 2020 12:48 am

Kelly Brown
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I believe this is the best solution. Children need to excel on their own to build confidence and to understand the material. Parents should understand that it is ok to guide your child, but they are doing them a disservice by doing it form them.
  Posted on: October 20, 2020 2:36 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 10, 2020 1:11 am

aParyR
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I would try to communicate with the parent about the situation. I would say I noticed +++++ and it is effecting the student in an negative way. You can ask parent a solution for the issue. Do you feel student needs more time? Do you think there is a better way to help student be successful?
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Solution 3
Posted October 15, 2020 5:10 pm

NuMyDe
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I think you should explain how harmful this is for a student who is going to go onto the next grade without his/her parent in the classroom to tell them the answers when things get tough. Even if the child does virtual school for the rest of their academic life, how will are you to keep up this behavior? There might not be much you can do in this situation other than sending an email home.
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Solution 4
Posted October 9, 2020 4:36 pm

byZubu
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I have seen a lot of this happening in my virtual internship. The students I teach are in first grade and the parents are always either sitting next to them or very close to them to the point where they can hear the teacher giving her lesson. It has especially been an issue when the students have to complete testing at their home, this testing is to assess the students progress and see where they are at in the class and to see if they are possibly falling behind in certain subject areas. The students have done exceptionally well although when we place them into small groups to teach a lesson (math especially) they don't even understand what is going on. So it is very concerning that these parents are basically taking these tests for their kids and trying to "help them" but what they don't understand is that they are actually hurting them and their education.
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