Tag - online learning

Casualties of Zoom school are real: Online school put kids behind


Boston: Vivian Kargbo thought her daughter’s Boston school district was doing the right thing when officials kept classrooms closed for most students for more than a year. But her daughter became depressed and stopped doing school work or paying attention to online classes. The former honor-roll student failed nearly all of her eighth-grade courses. “She’s...

How not to be a lawnmower parent

Post Date: December 1, 2020

First came the tigers, then the helicopters. Now it’s the lawnmowers. If the tiger parents pushed and the helicopters hovered, the lawnmowers — whose tribe has grown in the pandemic — are so afraid of their offspring being left behind that they are pre-emptively leaping forward to clear real and imagined hurdles in the...