Experts: Forced remote learning has set students back months
As more and more schools are starting classes both in school and virtually, an expert on remote learning says it's just not working.
Diana Singer, the president and founder of Diana Singer Education in Greenwich, has worked privately over the last two decades with students and has done lot of remote learning. She says forced remote learning has set students back months.
Singer says during the pandemic, students are better served by getting one-on-one or in-school learning. She says when children are learning on a computer through conferencing websites, they quickly lose interest and it's hard for teachers to get them to stay on task.
Singer says it's also hard for students to complete assignments. She says all students need to be enthusiastic, empowered learners and the only way they can do that is to be independent.
Singer says in the spring, when remote learning started, many schools were even inflating grades and doing pass/fail. She says until there is an effective vaccine in place, remote learning is not going away anytime soon.
News 12 reached out to several schools about their hybrid learning models.