A Day in the Life of Best Brains of Algonquin
Today, Best Brains of Algonquin is showing you a day in the life! Here you’ll see all of the ins and outs of what it’s like running our learning center and teaching math, English, abacus, general knowledge, public speaking and more virtually as well as in person.
First thing in the morning, we think it’s important to set some time aside for ourselves. Breakfast, a cup of coffee, and a good book are essential parts of our mornings so we can prepare for a big day of leading students to be their best.
Next, we like to create a social media presence for ourselves. We take some time to create images that allow us to interact with the families at Best Brains, where we ask questions and give fun content about life, learning, parenting, and more. Once the images have been posted, we stick around to respond to any comments. Check us out on social media (Instagram, Facebook, and Google) to stay up to date with our posts!
Now it’s time to make our way to the learning center. We hop in our Best Brains-mobile and drive over and begin prepping for an evening of classes ahead of us. Once we take our temperature to ensure health, we can get started. First, though, we keep our virtual students in mind. We spend time individually selecting the homework books for each and every virtual student to either be picked up or mailed out.
Today, we happen to have a virtual diagnostic test and parent orientation. We join the Zoom call to lead the child through our free diagnostic test, which helps us to determine their current level in math and English to see in what ways we are able to help them improve here at Best Brains of Algonquin. Then, we chat with the parent about how the diagnostic test went, how Best Brains works, and what we would like to do moving forward!
Once the books are all prepared and ready for pickup, we begin to clean up and set books aside for our in-person students. Fellow teachers begin to arrive so we can prepare to teach our students. When they begin to arrive, we take their temperatures for safety. Once we see they are in a normal temperature range, we welcome them into the classroom to spend the next hour or so teaching them math and English! We end off class by filling out the students’ progress reports, which allow parents to have an inside look into how their child’s class went that day.
All the while, we have a virtual Abacus class taking place. On Zoom, our abacus teacher is at home teaching a group of students all about abacus, playing fun and interactive games and completing workbooks. She also takes time to complete progress books for each student in order to fill in parents on their improvement.
Once the in-person students head out for the night, we set aside some time to wipe down the tables and sanitize the center. We put away any items that got out of place during class, turn the lights off, and head home so we can get a good night’s rest before another big day of running Best Brains of Algonquin tomorrow!