With plenty of learning tools these days, teachers at an excellent Montessori school will have a ton of ways to make learning a more appealing experience for students.
Here's what you can do so that your children will love participating in those activities.
Educational Screen Time
Let them watch educational animation. Instead of having them read from a book, an animated text can be so much more interactive. They also tend to remember the lessons more, as watching something might leave more vivid memories with your students than having them read through a text. If you're looking for ways to supplement online teaching sessions, then these apps are the way to go. You can look forward to greater levels of interest, focus, and attention from your students. That means better retention, too, which is key. An excellent memory is quite an asset to the children when they grow older.
Plenty of Downloadable Options
There are a ton of these that you can ask the parents of your students to download on phones and tablet devices. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the multimedia approach to teaching and learning can generate effective and rewarding results. The fact that many are available in play-stores attest to the growing number of apps that cater to these subjects or interests. That's good news as it means that you and your students will have quite an extensive variety of options to choose from.
Let Your Children Perform
Your students performing a story or lesson helps improve their learning experience of the subject. Many children love watching a play. Asking them to render a performance will also help them live out the lessons. This is a highly creative way of learning, and children of all ages love to participate. Whether it's from acting out a scene from a play or having them sing a song or maybe even asking them to draw a poster, using the arts and giving the children in your class the chance to learn in this way staves off the boredom and keeps the lessons interesting. That's a must at this point. Keeping the lessons interesting will help your children from going to sleep in boredom or getting frustrated as they try to adjust to online classes.
Make a list of activities that your children can do together. Games that teach them about teamwork will also help motivate the children in your class to do better, and not give in to boredom. The teamwork is handy as it helps foster a positive and supportive environment in class. That helps build their engagement, which will keep them interested in the lessons. By using games that support and encourage teamwork, you provide a better learning experience and environment for the children in Montessori school as they try to struggle through e-learning modules and lectures.
Ask the Children
There's no getting around the fact that the online classes require a ton of adjustment on the part of parents, teachers, and the students. That's why one way to keep your students from getting bored is to talk to them. Find out how they're doing in class. Are they doing all right? What do they want to see more from the classes? What are they having trouble with? Asking the children directly will give you an idea of what their emotional state is and which of your students might need a little bit of help to move forward. You can make this into a game if you want so the children will have fun first before you start asking them about more serious subjects.
Talk to the Parents
When you talk to the children, make sure you talk to the parents too. If any of your students tell you something about what they're having trouble with, or if they have any issues or problems with any of the schoolwork or subjects, then you can update the child's parents. You and the parents are a team, after all. Both parties want to make sure that they provide the support that the children need. If any of your students come to you about any problems, then you'll need to let the parents know. You and the parents can work together in finding ways to resolve the issue or helping the student overcome those problems. This isn't a fun activity, but it can be, though, if you ask the children to tell you their problems through play. Make sure parents are listening and can become involved later. That will help forge a bond between the children and the parents, and between you and the parents.
There are other equally creative ways that you could go about this, so good luck in finding the best methods possible.