Teaching is among the most challenging professions. It is not easy for teachers to pass on valuable values and knowledge to their students. What students could achieve today may have significant implications later, especially at later education stages and in their working life. Good education is an important contributor to success in life. Any teacher would testify that achieving successful teaching can be really tough and overwhelming. Students with inappropriate behaviors and the ever-changing curriculums could present a few of the many obstacles to effective learning process. Fortunately, teachers are able to use the technology to ensure that the learning process can work much more efficiently. With proper use of technology, teachers can work smart, instead of work hard.
Teachers could use computer solutions to track the progress of individual student. Various student management software include records of grades of each student, which can be displayed in tables and graphs. Teachers will be able to determine the current trends in student performance. The monthly graphs could easily show us whether students have improvement or decline in educational performance. If we see declines, we will be able to perform proper steps to ensure that further degradation in performance will not happen again in the future. However, many schools don’t have such software.
As an alternative, teachers could use spreadsheet software to record grades of each student. Well-designed table layouts should be expandable, so new details of each student can be added in the future. Teachers will understand the strengths and weaknesses of each student, so appropriate actions can be taken. As an example, teachers could provide short after-class sessions for students who seem to have comprehension issues. There are various creative and excellent educational supplements that can be used to significantly increase the cognitive performance of each student. When tracking the performance of students, it is important that parents have significant involvement. So, we will be able to create a strong link between school and home.
During the tracking and monitoring phase, it is important that parents get reports of this activity. The graphs and tables of children performance can be sent to the email of the respective parents. Demanding lifestyle can make parents become detached to the learning process of their children. So, it is important that they interact well with teachers. If there are noticeable degradations in education performance, parents should check whether there are potential causes for this situation. As an example, students seem to play games or watch TV more often, which result in decline in school performance. Corrective actions will need to be taken to ensure that children can focus to their education processes again.