Thousands of students are ‘no shows’ after forced switch to remote learning

It's unclear why they were away last week after the province's last-minute decision to move schools to remote learning due to rising COVID cases. Schools are set to resume in-person next week. "We felt that the two weeks (of remote learning) the...

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kakodaimonon
kakodaimonon
245 · 4 days ago · Reddit

My daughter is in SK and for the amount of tears and fighting it takes to get her to do remote learning, it's more damaging than helpful for the amount of learning she would actually get from the online class. Mix that with the fact that my wife and I both have to work and can't afford to be constantly making sure she's participating in the class if it is on, it's a complete shitshow and next to impossible to have good (or any) attendance.

mgswarbs
mgswarbs
164 · 4 days ago · Reddit

I was a custodian in a high school in the GTA. So glad I retired before covid. No one talks about these poor bastards. Are they working if there’s remote learning? How can they possibly sanitize these huge buildings? Some public schools only have 2-4 caretakers. High schools might have maybe 10-20. Imagine cleaning up after 500-3000 teenagers on a regular day., never mind covid clean.

Sure-Helicopter-2037
Sure-Helicopter-2037
139 · 4 days ago · Reddit

**** this is just my experience I’m not blanketing this to everyone’s personal experience. I’ve sat in my child’s online “learning” and it’s been nothing short of really nothing … there’s lo learning going on…. My wife and I have to teach them everything when we get home. That’s if the teacher doesn’t cut the lesson off 30 mins early….. like I said that’s our experience it may be totally different for other parents but that’s what’s going on in our house with online learning

Yr_Killing_me_Smalls
Yr_Killing_me_Smalls
85 · 4 days ago · Reddit

Kids take in very little from the virtual learning in my opinion. It's a shit show.

It's not the teachers fault. They are playing with the shitty hand they were dealt. It's just not effective.

datums
datums
49 · 3 days ago · Reddit

Close schools or keep them open? I don't understand how it's even a debate anymore. But apparently half the population are fucking morons.

-Everybody

lucastimmons
lucastimmons
24 · 4 days ago · Reddit

Toronto father Karl Halbgewachs kept his Grade 2 son out of virtual learning, with no reason provided to the TDSB, as a way of pressuring the province to get back to in-person learning.

Halbgewachs isn’t concerned about learning loss for his son...

That's some top-notch child care there

spderweb
spderweb
17 · 3 days ago · Reddit

My 5 year olds class has 27 kids in it. I've only seen 16 in virtual.

SeventhLevelSound
SeventhLevelSound
17 · 4 days ago · Reddit

If these people are stupid enough to think they can "boycott" something non-transactionary, then their children definitely need all the education they can get.

OH-Beans
OH-Beans
15 · 3 days ago · Reddit

I decided to just go asynchronous and teach our child after my work day ends-the only choice we had for us both to work/​learn was to extend my work day by an additional 4-6 hours a day. I don’t think I could have gone on like this for a long time and continue to do both well.

JK is not appropriate for virtual school

ShiroPopChainsaw
ShiroPopChainsaw
15 · 3 days ago · Reddit

Maybe make the classes interesting, fucking boomers trying to teach on Zoom and can barely get it running.

RuiPTG
RuiPTG
12 · 4 days ago · Reddit

This sucks because online school can be so rewarding if done right. This virtual bs isn't even close to online school's full potential and it'll stain the reputation. I finished high school partly online over 10 years ago and I've taken multiple online classes since then and the experience was much better than this "virtual class" nonsense. I know y'all gonna hate, but the "teaching" profession needs a major overhaul and it may mean fewer teaching jobs. Let's begin the transition properly.

oli_gendebien
oli_gendebien
7 · 3 days ago · Reddit

Remote learning really means for me to sit down with my kids for a couple hours every day to go over the concepts being learned. It's hard and not for everyone, particularly the younger kids but in my experience it can be done.