Another school year in lockdown?
We didn't expect it either.
Coping with online learning is a challenge for both child and parent. Here are some tips to get your kids back into the groove of online learning after summer break!
Establish productive working environments.
Yes, as in plural! You and your child can agree on distraction-free spaces where they can more easily focus on necessary tasks while keeping some variety in space where they work.
Help your child perceive their work as more personally significant.
It's understandable that kids may lack motivation to do something that they don't see the usefulness of - whether in-class or online. Encourage your kids to consider how such tasks align with their goals. Maybe getting into their dream school, their dream job, pointing out its usefulness in day-to-day life, or improving a skill needed in one of their hobbies.
Set study dates with their peers.
Reach out to parents with kids in the same class or grade as your child and set up online study dates. Studying in a group mimics the classroom or library atmosphere of receiving on-the-spot clarifications from each other while maintaining a sense of togetherness and collaboration over common tasks.
Teach your child compassion for self and others. These are trying times, and your kids may find themselves frustrated with themselves or others when things fall short of their expectations. Remind them that they are not alone in their experiences. Make sure they set aside time for self-care and activities they enjoy. And if a time comes that they feel extra overwhelmed, let them take the time to recover and bounce back. Want more of these tips? We recommend this article about how to achieve success in online classes.
How a 13-year-old's World Changed
Juggling classes while going through the struggles of your teenage years are challenging enough. But having that in an online setting is a whole other mountain to climb. That's why we'd like to share this heartwarming story from the mom of our student A, who conquered challenges with self-esteem, motivation, and focus. (Read also the dad's comment at the end of this page!)
BrainRx's Million-Dollar Question...
"What do you do for a living?"
"I'm a brain trainer at BrainRx!"
Talk to any of our trainers and you'll know that we get asked that question A LOT. What do you do at BrainRx? What is brain training? Does it work?
In both face-to-face and online learning, diverse brains have various learning needs. According to research, up to 80% of learning difficulties can be attributed to weak cognitive skills - that's where we come in.
Just like the muscles of the body, the brain can be strengthened.
Brain training is a lot likegoing to a mental gym. BrainRx trains the 7 core cognitive skills of attention, processing speed, working memory, long-term memory, visual processing, auditory processing, and logic and reasoning using research-backed procedures.
In the Philippines alone, we have touched more than 500 liveswith brain training. Each story is unique, and never fails to warm our hearts to see how our students flourish into their best selves.
Each student's journey of change begins with the first step. By booking an assessment, you can get to know your child's cognitive profile, better support them according to their strengths and weaknesses, and find out if brain training is the solution you've been looking for to address the learning needs and struggles you're seeing.
"My wife and I are just very happy with how it has helped our daughter. . . . Adolescence is a tough stage for both parents and children but, we believe that the improvement in her confidence has really improved our overall relationship."
- T, dad of 13-year-old A.