5 Tips to Prepare for Successful Distance Learning
- Hold a Family Meeting
Talk to your children about this ‘new normal’, and communicate with them that while they may be at home, there are still assignments that must be completed in a timely manner. Include your child in discussions about a daily schedule and setting up a learning space so they have input into their education.
2. Create a Daily Schedule
Keeping children in a routine during times like this can provide stability and reduce anxiety. Since your child is coming from a structured school environment, it may be beneficial to providing structure for both them and parents. Think about scheduling breaks – outdoor time, snack time, board game time, chore time, etc. to break up academics throughout the day. You may want to talk with your children about their normal daily schedule at school and try to replicate it to some extent. Check out Baymonte’s school schedules here: Baymonte Daily Schedule
3. Set up a Learning Space
Have your children help you make an area for their distance learning time. The learning space should have a work area with a flat surface, comfortable seating, good lighting and space for supplies. Ideally it should be located near the parent so they can be available for questions when they are not directly involved in the student’s work. Make sure the tools and supplies they will need are nearby: paper, pencils, crayons, workbooks, etc. If your child will be using a device for their distance learning, set a reminder each night for them to charge it.
4. Follow the Teacher’s Lead
Your child’s teacher will provide all curriculum, assignments, due dates, and instruction for your child’s distance learning. Make sure to communicate regularly with your child’s teacher. Email addresses can be found on our school website here: Baymonte Teacher Contact Info
5. Have Fun
Use this time to enjoy each other. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7