Learning in Lockdown
As we know, teaching and learning is not just confined to the walls of the classroom. Learning moments can occur in nearly every waking hour of our lives. It is how well we use these moments and make the most of every teaching opportunity, that can impact how we thrive together during lockdown.
At King’s, we understand that the juggle of working at home and supporting your child to complete schoolwork can be a very real challenge. It is our prayer that parents would not feel burdened or overwhelmed but supported and equipped by our College throughout this time. Our teachers have been working hard to provide students with dynamic and relevant content for online learning, and we are incredibly grateful to our parents at home who may have been asked some curly academic questions as you work alongside your students to help keep them on track.
King’s has a number of systems in place to provide support throughout this process. In High School, students have been attending class meetings via Teams to check in with their teacher, ask questions and review content. Our High Schoolers have used the online learning platform Compass every day as part of their learning at King’s, so the transition to using Compass full time from home is much easier. In Primary School, students have received Year Level learning booklets and a daily schedule of work from their Lead Teachers, via Compass. Thank you to our Primary parents for working with your younger children to cover this content, as time permits.
At the end of each day, it can be helpful to spend time with your child reflecting on something new they have learned or experienced. Recalling these small, incremental lessons to short-term memory increases the chance of saving them to long-term memory, where they can become building blocks for new concepts in the future.
Thanks to our parents, teachers, students and entire King’s community for rising to the challenges of this week so that we can all thrive together.