Article authored by Dr. Jill M. Raisor, Dr. Joy Howard and Dr. Kelly Sparks
Education has taken a drastic turn as a result of COVID-19! Many parents are facing the real challenge of juggling the tasks of working remotely while also serving as a “substitute” teacher for our own children. Several years ago, many of us laughed at Professor Robert Kelly’s interview on CNN when he tried to maintain focus on a live broadcast while his toddler and wife crept into his international workspace. Now, we suddenly have great empathy for Dr. Kelly because our living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens have become our offices too.
For a variety of reasons, schools and teachers across the nation are taking different approaches to e-learning, such as Google Classroom or SeeSaw or even worksheet packets. Regardless of your child’s social distancing educational format, parents everywhere are in a new role, even parents who have historically been homeschooling since the schedules and activities have necessarily changed. Below we offer a few tips, ideas and resources that may help ease the transition for both you and your child(ren).
Ideas to Conquer Boredom at Home:
Suggestions for Talking with Children about Coronavirus/COVID-19:
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