Ideas to Help Manage Remote Learning
- Printing off the plans for the day and crossing out activities as they are completed.
- If you are working from home and know you need to be on a call, for example, you can have your child set a timer on their iPad (you may need to teach them how to do this but they’ll catch on) and have them complete Lexia or Zearn. This could give you up to an hour to make your call AND have them doing something productive they can do all on their own. Win-Win!
- List what your child can do on their own and what they may need help with. They can work on the things they can do and check them off once completed; when you have time between work-related "stuff," then you can assist with those items.
- Praise, praise, praise your child for their hard work and efforts. You should give yourself a pat on the back too!
- Offering little rewards per activity completed may be just the incentive your little one needs to get motivated. Maybe it’s something simple as a jelly bean for every five minutes they are on-task, a cookie once their pass a level, five minutes later being able to stay up, picking the show to watch after dinner…whatever it takes to get the job done.
- Keep in mind that your are doing the best you can in this new situation of remote learning. Please do what is best for you and your family.