All of the above.
It’s the logistics that’ll kill you.
Until your child downright refuses to sit in front of another video lecture. Or the algebra teacher sends you a message about the 11 assignments that haven’t yet been turned in yet. In other words, you have no idea what particular aspect of this year is going to break you on any given day. If that’s you, we’re here to help. Bookmark this page for a mix of academic, social/emotional health and logistical tips from all sorts of experts and regular parents who are right here in the trenches with you.
Starting Virtual: A Teacher’s Perspective by Margaret Goldberg – teacher, literacy coach, education advocate Instructional time lost last spring weighed heavily on my conscience. I kept thinking, “This was students’ one chance at [kindergarten, first grade, second grade….] and they got cheated.” I had been leading a grant-funded project devoted to improving reading instruction in…
When school is virtual and most peer interaction is happening on Minecraft and Fortnight, how do I know I know when the screen time has gone too far?
This pandemic seems to have triggered some anxiety / depression in my child (and me too!). How much is expected because of the pandemic or lack of interaction with friends, and when should we get professional help?
Season’s greetings! It’s that time of year: back to school…or something! It’s time to celebrate? Yes, it is! Stay with me here. While this back to school season is unlike any other and may bring some feelings of apprehension and uncertainty, we can’t forget to mark this new start and celebrate the possibilities.
This spring rocked my world. I should start by saying I’m incredibly fortunate. My family is safe and healthy. We have what we need, and then some. And because I don’t work outside of the home, I was able to focus on my kids when school became virtual in March.
Having spent my entire career building education businesses that use technology and data to improve student success, I found myself in a strange spot this spring. Like most of us, I was stuck at home as my two young boys were thrust into remote learning.
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So… learning. Is that still expected to happen?
How do I help? How do I even know if my kid needs help?
My kid is an emotional trainwreck.
Forget grammar — our goal is to avoid a lifetime of therapy.
Totally manageable. Also it’s Opposite Day.
We barely had our $%#! together before the pandemic.
All of the above.
Hit me with any advice you’ve got.