Virtual learning is starting to feel normal for many people. The issue is that kids and adults alike tend to get distracted when they have games or friends to talk to in their homes’ comfort. It’s important as parents that we set up a virtual learning environment where we can give our kids privacy while having clear expectations. We need structure, and we need to respect each other’s space as a family.
- If you don’t have an extra room in your home to dedicate to a classroom setup, you can help your child get into a learning mindset by using the same space and tools each day for learning.
- Let your child know your expectations and make sure you are knowledgeable and familiar with each teacher’s expectations.
- Accept that there will be a learning curve and technical glitches. And, if you need to take 5 minutes to go into your room and silently sob into a pillow… do it.
“Like many families, mine is adapting to doing e-learning offered through our school. Since I am also working from home, it poses some obstacles, but we are learning to overcome these challenges as time goes by.”