A Parent Guide: Support Your Child During Virtual Learning

Oct 19, 2023
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Caregiver. Professional. Classroom facilitator. Seemingly overnight, parents and guardians are juggling more responsibilities than ever before. The added pressure of online schooling can feel overwhelming, and parents may find themselves asking: How can I help my child focus at home? Am I fostering the best learning environment? What can I do to mitigate anxiety and frustration?

While district plans around virtual and in-person instruction will vary, best practices for distance education are great tools to have within reach. Our parent guide pairs eight common challenges with tools for a smoother transition:

  • Parent Tip #1: Invest in Improving the Teacher-Family Partnership
  • Parent Tip #2: Find the Sweet Spot for Amount of Learning Time
  • Parent Tip #3: Use Intentional Breaks to Improve Learning
  • Parent Tip #4: Learn to Look at Screen Time Differently
  • Parent Tip #5: Establish Routine and Predictability
  • Parent Tip #6: Learn the Basics of Effective Instruction
  • Parent Tip #7: Incorporate Rewards
  • Parent Tip #8: Give Yourself Grace

At the end of the day, achievable goals are better than perfect ones. Take a deep breath, and download our parent guide to cultivate a healthier and more effective at-home experience.

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