Challenges of Distance Learning, Tips from SSAC parents
Make them go through the same morning process when they are staying home as when they are going to school. Brush teeth, get dressed, eat breakfast, etc.
Touch base with teachers. By being a “behind the scenes” supporter of your student, they will have more confidence without feeling victimized.
Share assignments / status through online learning system (Canvas/SchoolWork) – by doing this together it increases interest and understanding
Make a list of "House Rules" that everyone agrees to comply with during Remote Learning. Examples: No video games before school is out; Drink water; Put dishes in the dishwasher; Help your siblings if you can.
Print out Zoom passwords, schedule, IT tips (like how to force-quit the iPad), and post them near the student's learning space.
Periodically go through all assignments in Canvas/Schoolwork to make sure your student is on top of things. Print out the missing assignments list and work through the list one by one.
Enforce recess or a physical activity! Make your elementary schooler go run around outside every day at some point. Even secondary students need to get som excercise.
Let your child have fun - pajama day on Wednesdays; try to do some sort of special lunch once a week. Fun activities or themes help to break up the monotony of every day being the same.