USA: In the past year and half, many schools were partially or completely shut down to limit the spread of COVID-19. Most schools shifted online but both the teachers and the students struggled to keep up with the changing circumstances.
Ideal School was started in 2018 as an alternative to traditional, brick-and-mortar schools. It was targeted at resolving the issues that students may face at a traditional school. However, as the pandemic forced the world to shift online, Ideal School was already operating comfortably in a virtual environment.
The school management underwent a very brief transition to quickly adapt to the new circumstances. All the while, the students continued to receive seamless education from the comfort of their homes.
Ideal School has always strived to make virtual learning as engaging and innovative as possible. For this reason, they didn’t rely on pre-recorded video lectures and instead focused on delivering live real-time instructions to the students.
Their focus was on maintaining a two-way communication to avoid any confusions that the students may have. The teachers at Ideal School are professionally trained to hold virtual classes through an easy-to-use software where the students and the teacher can interact easily.
A spokesperson from the school stated, “The biggest barrier to online learning is that it mostly relies on one-way communication. We don’t want our students to feel they can’t ask questions or discuss their opinions. For this reason, we’ve always focused on real-time learning. Our teachers are trained to clear the students’ confusions on the spot so the students can also produce high-quality results. We also encourage our teachers to use innovative techniques to deliver lectures and keep the students engaged throughout.”
Ideal School has a rigorous instructional framework that guides all practices and a uniform learning environment for all students. Each student receives ample attention from the teacher as the school strives to maintain a small class size with 12-16 students per class.
Additionally, the school also organizes monthly virtual townhall meetings to ensure that the parents are on-board and satisfied with their child’s development. These meetings are open to valuable suggestions for improvement in curriculum and delivery. The school strives to uphold its quality standards and continuously works on improving them.
About Ideal School
Established in 2018 in Seattle, Ideal School is an online, virtual bilingual school for elementary-level students. They offer live high-quality education for students from kindergarten till 7th Grade in North and South America and the Caribbean. They cover the complete core curriculum as well as language courses and online one-hour tutoring.