Easier For Students To Misbehave Online

Hi there. In this education post, I would like to point how it is easier for students to misbehave in online learning.

I had thought of this topic today as we do have students in my Mathnasium online work who are not giving their best in their online sessions.

This is one of the posts where I type out this in an hour instead of over time. (Sorry if this feels super rushed.)

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  • Fake Tech Issues
  • Distractions In Background
  • Students Ignoring Teachers/Instructors
  • Parental Supervision Can Be Helpful
  • Sometimes Students Do Not Value Education


Fake Tech Issues

One sneaky way for students to avoid work/learning is to pretend that they have a computer issue. Having a fake tech issue is like a modern technological version of being sick.

A student could avoid work by pretend that is no sound, a keyboard not working, something weird showing up on the screen and so on. As it is hard or impossible for teachers/instructors to check these claims these students can easily avoid work.

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Distractions In Background

Distractions can happen in the background from the student. It can be sound distractions or distractions that the student can see from their side.

Some distractions can include:

  • Music
  • TV/Youtube Videos
  • Parents
  • Siblings & Other Family members
  • Additional Web Browser Pages Where The Student Is Looking At Something Else


Like with the fake tech issues, it is not possible to go and check the student's computer. The distractions disrupts the learning process for the student and the teaching process from the teacher/instructor.

If money is paid for the educational services, a student being distracted does not bring value for the money being paid for the paying parent(s) (guardians).

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Students Ignoring Teachers/Instructors

In the online setting, students do not meet their instructors or teachers in person and face to face. There are also cases where students rarely or never show themselves on the webcam. A student who does not wish to learn online can easily ignore their teachers and instructors and face minimal punishment. Students can easily leave the online classroom at any given to avoid learning.

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Parental Supervision Can Be Helpful

Having parents around can be good to help students stay focused. In the private sector in educational services, the parents do pay a good chunk of money per month to help their child learn and fix their weaknesses. Parents can check that their child is making use of the paid sessions as well making sure that their child is being treated well from teachers and instructors online.

There are some students who learn and work well on their own. For the large handful of younger students it may be a bit too much to expect students to focus for the whole online session. Parents being around can make it easier for teachers.

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Sometimes Students Do Not Value Education

You may get the extreme case of where the student just does not want to learn. The student could hate the online classes, the subject(s), the teacher(s) or just does not want to do anything. Parents could try to keep the young student focused but it fails.

An older student in the high school grades who is enrolled in supplemental learning and does not want to learn is really difficult. You do not really want to lecture them as they are older and should know better. Educators should try their best in their teaching and efforts to motivate the student to learn.

Parents and students may not be on the same page when it comes to learning for the child. A parent may want to push their child to be good at something but the student resists. A parent could enroll their child for extra sessions for math practice to avoid a failed course but the student could have bad habits and gets distracted often. There is so much you can do to help students with educational services. Students have to take control of their learning.

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Thank you for reading.

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