As some of the most disrupted school years in recent history come to a slow stop, we must address the pandemic’s potential impact on your child’s academic and emotional development.
The pandemic affected children of all ages with shifting alternatives for their education and social lives, creating hybrid schedules, virtual classes, canceled sports, fewer activities, and less time with friends.
Most kids faced a year and a half of isolation from their peers and were more in charge of their learning than they had ever been before. With that came inevitable challenges.
These challenges shined a light on emotional and academic gaps in the education of children and teens caused by the pandemic.
If you find that your young scholar is demonstrating some of the behavioral, emotional, or academic symptoms we discuss in the blog below, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Let’s chat about how our customized, one-on-one format can help them catch up!
Around the world, children’s depression and anxiety have doubled since the pandemic. In a survey of teachers administered by the EdWeek Research Center in January, 39% of those teachers said that “compared to prior to the pandemic in 2019, the social skills and emotional maturity levels” of their current students are ‘much less advanced.’”
The pressure and depression children have experienced during the pandemic is welling over into classrooms and hallways, resulting in crying and disruptive behavior, especially in many younger kids. In addition, keep an eye out for these other signs:
- Lack of motivation
- Lack of interest in their usual or favorite activities
- Feeling as if they have nothing to look forward to
As far as anxiety, stress has been heightened for children and teens via the pressure to continue to make good grades despite the pandemic environment. While the pandemic relaxed academic expectations, it fueled that pressure to make good grades since students are going back to on-campus learning.
The pandemic has caused several curriculum changes for students. These changes have resulted in slipping grades and failing class(es) to move to the next grade level.
Students who move on to the next grade are still missing foundational knowledge that is necessary for success. For example, the shifts between following instructions online vs. in-person learning has been causing confusion for children and teens which can lead to trouble with their critical thinking and research skills down the road.
This significant learning loss also emphasized a lack of focus from students. Students have experienced a lack of focus because they don’t understand or follow what is going on in class due to “screen burnout” from virtual learning, and shifts between virtual learning, hybrid classes, and in-person classes.
The constant shifts due to the pandemic also affected teachers. The curriculum changes made it difficult for teachers to teach their classes, causing even more confusion for students.
How Can We Help You?
With such significant disruptions to school routines, it’s understandable to worry about whether your child has fallen behind, and to be at a loss when it comes to how to help them.
That’s where we come in. We understand the pandemic’s impact on your child’s education and what it will take to help them spring forward.
Private education includes:
- Curriculum implementation
- Full curriculum development:
- including public, private, and homeschool programs.
- A small student to teacher ratio to ensure our students receive adequate and individualized attention
Tutoring services include:
- Sustainable Learning Practices
- English, Literature, and Arts (ELA)
- Social Studies
Contact Us to Help Your Child Spring Forward
When considering an educational environment, we take pride in helping you and your children. Please call us at (985) 373-6590, or contact us through our form to let us help you with your child’s academic success.