Is Your Family a Fit for Online Learning?
Online learning is certainly the right fit for many families across Saskatchewan. But is it the right one for yours?
Below, we list some of the more common reasons why families choose Flex Ed and why it works for them.
“Our family is busy.”
Activities, activities, activities: swimming on Mondays; piano on Tuesdays; pottery on Wednesdays; indoor soccer on Thursdays. Then there’s the stuff on the weekends. Just looking at the calendar can make a mom wish she had a PhD in Time Management.
Sometimes, there just isn’t enough time to do it all—not if students are learning in a traditional classroom setting.
With the flexibility of online learning, calendars open up. A lot of restrictions disappear, allowing students to more easily learn how to do the front crawl and make their own piggy banks and get their studies in each week.
“We travel often.”
Many families are constantly on the go, traveling domestically and internationally, or moving on a regular basis. But we all know how tricky catching up or changing schools can be.
With online classes, students don’t have to fall behind. They don’t have to lose their routine. They can stay where they’re supposed to be—right on track.
“He just can’t focus at school.”
Some kids, like some adults, find classrooms distracting. Too noisy, too chaotic, too crazy.
For kids who thrive in a more quiet and calm environment—like one they can create at home—Flex Ed is just the thing.
“She learns at a different pace.”
We all learn differently and at different speeds. For students who learn really fast or quite slow, a school setting may not be best.
With a program like Flex ED, students set their speed and can chat with their teachers one-on-one should they want to pick up or slow down the pace.
“My child is being bullied.”
No child should endure bullying. Ever. But the reality is, some children do.
Families whose children have experienced bullying find that online learning enables them to create a better learning environment at home. One that’s more positive, empowering, and safe.
Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? If they do, maybe it’s time to do some digging. Find out more about Flex Ed and see if it fits with your family.
Thinking About Online Courses?
Flex ED offers a unique education alternative that embraces a “school without walls” approach to learning. The program is flexible to meet the growing needs of students and their families in the greater global community. Flex ED’s empowerment model for teaching and learning is on the cutting edge of educational trends, upholding the philosophy that school occurs wherever learning takes place. Through technology, social media, and teacher support, students learn and grow in a safe, supportive online environment.
Flex ED provides the complete Saskatchewan curriculum of education, supervised and marked by a Saskatchewan certified teacher.
Whether students are looking for an online school or need help supplementing a homeschool curriculum, Flex ED can help to facilitate those needs. Learn more at www.flexed.ca.