Why The Human Touch Still Makes Students Learn Better Online

Updated: Mar 24

| by Thuy Truong, M.A. Ed., TPT Teaching and Coaching, 3/22/2021|


In the world of machine learning, educational apps, and algorithm, the human touch remains magical and unmatched. With the predictable rhythm of virtual instruction, student learning always needs a spark of the human touch. In a world of exactness, we need an un-exactness to bring back the joy of learning that will whet the students' appetite to go beyond just learning, but more of living learning. The science and art of teaching support and complement each other. The science of pedagogy prepares students for the future with crucial skills and the art of it makes learning become alive in the imagination of young people. Yet, it is the human touch that makes learning memorable for students and thus perfecting both the art and science of instruction as revealed in the principles below: This is how you maintain the human connection in the world of machines that makes online learning possible and effective.


Students' Learning Begins With Emotions: Make The Students Your Curriculum Not Technologies





All learning is emotional. When you tap into the students' feelings, there are many viable ways to make learning personal to students. In other words, you need to know the students well to make learning alive to them. The minute learning becomes real to students, they become more emotionally and personally invested in what they learn. This moment is worth the price of all the intricate planning a teacher has to do to get