Tips plus resources for parents teaching their kids from home
Coordinate with teachers
Follow the learning plans, but have a chat with the teacher to learn what is expected of them and of you. Build a workflow that works for your child and your family.
Set a schedule...
ou may be following a lesson plan, but it's up to you and your child to set how you'll work with it. If you do have the flexibility, set up times for study and breaks at times that work with your child and family
Changes do happen. Even if you have lesson plans and study schedules, home school is a new scenario for many. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Allow time to adjust.
Lean in to your child's natural interests
If your child is really engaged and self-driven on certain topics, schedule these topics during times where you can take a
mental break or focus on other work.
Connect with Parents
A mailing lists of group chats are helpful. You can chat with parents going through home school the first time, share stories, get tips. Times may be hard but you don't have to go through it alone.Facebook pages, zoom, WhatsApp are great tools for it.
Set up a comfortable, well-lit area and designate it for work.
Avoid working from the couch or bed - when it is time to relax your brain might find it hard to shut off work thoughts. Kids need to differentiate play time from study time.
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