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How to make online home school work for your child - and you

Working, parenting and teaching are three different jobs that are incredibly difficult to be done at the same time. As parents we find it very difficult to balance these new responsibilities, not because we are doing it wrong, but more often because it is too much.

One of the most frequent questions that our education team is asked by parents considering Sophia High School and online education for their children, is what are the differences between traditional brick-and-mortar schools and online schools? Followed closely by; is online schooling right for my child?

Despites its challenges and concerns, more and more parents are turning to an online education to educate their children.

There are really two types of assessments that we report on; these include summative and formative assessments.

Assessments. It is a word that can cause shivers down the spine of parents around the world and cause undue stress and mental anguish to both children and parents alike. What do they mean, why do they matter and how do we interpret the results in order to support our children?

David McCarthy, Director of Education at Sophia High School, answers the question as to whether online schools are the future of Education by reflecting on past mistakes and learning from them.

David McCarthy, Director of Education at Sophia High School, answers the question as to whether online schools are the future of Education by reflecting on past mistakes and learning from them.

Rise of online education

This sudden shift away from the traditional classroom has forced education into the digital era, albeit within a timeframe that would have previously been believed to be 15 years in the making.

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