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Learn at Home – Share Your Thoughts Now

Learn at Home – Share Your Thoughts
Posted on 04/17/2020
Learn at Home – Share Your Thoughts

Our thanks to all students and parents/guardians who participated in our recent Thoughtexchange. We asked about your experiences with learning at home - how it is working for you; what questions you have; the challenges have you experienced and your ideas for improvements. We had a tremendous response:

Participation Rate during Share and Star:

 7012 Participants  8902 Thoughts Shared  169,803 Star Ratings Assigned


Students 7-8

Students 9-12

Parents K-8

Parents 9-12

Community

Participants

774

2304

3162

731

41

Thoughts Shared

635

1923

5061

1260

23

Ratings Assigned

11,416

41,354

92,770

24,211

52


You can Discover the results and explore the feedback below: 

The Preliminary Findings:

With so many thoughts shared, we have some homework to do!  In the next week, we will be going through all the thoughts in detail and finding ways to respond to these issues. We have already been able to identify common themes: 

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1 – Family Stress/Life Balance

9 – Stress/Anxiety

2 – Hours/ Volume of Work/Consistency

10 – Equity

3 – Need Teacher-Led Learning

11 – Graduation/Post-Secondary

4– Hard to Focus/Be Motivated

12 – Access to Technology

5– Online Platforms/Resources

13 – French

6– Assignments/Evaluation

14 – Positives/Successes

7 – Need Contact/ Online is Difficult

15 – Hands-On

8 – Need Instructions/Communication


We know that many students are finding it challenging to manage learning at home with other priorities.  Adjusting to the workload, establishing a routine for learning and managing deadlines can be difficult. Teachers are working on key concepts to ensure that students have the foundation for future learning. Every week, we gain experience, learn from each other and can refine our practice.

What’s Next?

We are currently reviewing the feedback in detail and will be looking at the concerns of specific groups.  This will help us in the following ways:

  • Inform decision-making about next steps for supporting students and families;
  • Working with educators to bring clarity and consistency to our practices;
  • Doing some research to better understand some of the issues you have raised;
  • Updating our FAQs to ensure you have the answers you are looking for; and
  • Sharing the key themes and trends as we work with our education partners so that we all benefit from this collective insight.
Discover the Results
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