“I have a dream,” said Martin Luther King, Jr., in his most famous speech, “that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Wanting children to have a brighter future was just one of Dr. King’s dreams, but it’s a dream that parents and teachers continue to have for their students.
Virtual schools have their own “D.R.E.A.M.” to promote students’ well-being and success. “D.R.E.A.M.” stands for: Dedication, Responsibility, Education, Attitude, Motivation.
If you’re new to virtual learning, D.R.E.A.M. exposes some common misconceptions and shows you what online learning is really about, helping you determine if the virtual school D.R.E.A.M. is right for your child. If you are an experienced member of the virtual education community, D.R.E.A.M. is a great reminder to keep you and your students inspired every day.
Because virtual school requires students to be more self-motivated and independent, one of the most important traits that virtual students need to have is dedication. Although virtual school gives students the flexibility and freedom to dedicate themselves to learning, no student can feel dedicated 100% of the time. That’s why Learning Coaches, parents or guardians who assist with school, are there to keep students on track.
However, when a student gets frustrated, disorganized, or faces other common problems, even his or her Learning Coach can get discouraged. Like their students, Learning Coaches have to resist ...