Parents are an integral part of every child’s learning experience. And, especially when students are learning online from home, the attitude and behavior of the parent can have a huge impact on the student’s learning outcomes… for better or worse! In my personal experience, the large majority of parents are helpful, respectful and cooperative, but sometimes, even the most well-meaning parents can be more of a hindrance than a help.
There’s a huge myth that circulates in the ESL world that goes something like this ….. "Teaching teenagers is scary and difficult and just not that much fun. It’s easier to teach young children instead!" In my personal experience, I’ve found that this certainly does not apply to ALL teenagers or even most of them!
If you’re not using Boom Cards with your ESL students yet, you’re missing out! And so are they! Kids love Boom and, once you understand exactly what Boom Cards are and how they work, I think you will too.