Supporting your Child Online
These past years has brought unexpected challenges for all members of our community and we have had to adapt the way we interact with others, how we work, and especially how we learn. Many school districts have relied on advances in technology to offer distance learning opportunities
Now, the question that many parents have is regarding their role in supporting their child during this new virtual learning.
Tips to support your child in their virtual learning experience:
- Create a study place for your child with adequate lighting,if possible, reduce distractions in their study. If you have more than two students taking classes simultaneously, it will be better for each one to have their own space to avoid being distracted by the actions of their sibling
- Set a schedule and do your best to stick to it. Routines are important for children and young people, especially if parents are working and cannot make sure that young people fulfill their duties
- Talk to your child's teacher to understand if your child requires additional support or in what areas they are struggling in
- Talk to your child about the importance of asking for help. Many times, either out of fear or shame, young people do not ask for help until they have fallen behind in their schoolwork and it is more difficult to support them when it comes to that situation. If they ask for help early on, there may be more resources available
- How Can I Meet the Needs of Distance Learning Students During COVID-19?
- 8 Tips to Help your Child Focus and Stay Engaged Druing Distance Learning
- Help Parents and Caregivers keep Kids Focused, Interested, and Balanced while Learning from Home
Who said music education has to stop just because it is harder to be in the classroom?
Check out Octane Seating's Guide to Remote Distance Learning Music for Students/Teachers. Octane Seating has curated this guide to provide online tools for music education ranging from music games like Solfeg.io and Theremin by Femur to links for virtual music museums and online performances.