Distance Learning is the new norm in 2020. It’s been around for a long time but wasn’t the mainstream choice in schooling. So how do we as parents navigate this new learning platform? Let’s talk about the Playbook for Parents that will remove the confusion and help us handle the changes.
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We are in this together and will get through this together.
Parent involvement has always been a vital part of any child’s education, but the pandemic and resulting remote instruction require that parents and educators partner at a deeper level.
The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents outlines supportive strategies for navigating virtual environments. This helps to ensure effective and impactful learning that aligns the needs and expectations of teachers, parents, and students alike.
Throughout this guide parents are armed with the essential tips, tools, and insight to enable distance learning.
Detailed guides and processes are given to help parents with:
- Creating a learning environment and establishing daily routines. Both of these are essential to distance learning and taking care of the family.
- Learning how to maximize learning periods by establishing routines that focus on proven teaching methods.
- Developing the learning attitude and mindset that is needed for distance learning. Teaching your child to lean in to their creativity and critical thinking skills which will improve their life skills in problem solving.
About the Contributors
The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents has been compiled by some of the best in the educational world. Their skills and knowledge is world class. This playbook provides parents information and examples that they would never be able to gain on their own through years of teaching.
Rosalind Wiseman is the founder of Cultures of Dignity, an organization that shifts the way communities think about our physical and emotional well-being by working in close partnership with the experts of those communities―young people, educators, policy makers, and business and political leaders.
Douglas Fisher, Ph.D. is a Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College having been an early intervention teacher and elementary school educator.
Nancy Frey, Ph.D. is a Professor in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. She has been a special education teacher, reading specialist, and administrator in public schools.
John Hattie, Ph.D. is an award-winning education researcher and best-selling author with nearly 30 years of experience examining what works best in student learning and achievement.
As our children have grown, our family has been a mix of public, private, and homeschooling. Now that the world has changed so much, all of us are settling into the distance learning mode. And while it would be nice to think that everything will be back to the old normal soon…what happens if it doesn’t? For us this means we are distance learning of course, but we are also using the time to learn other skills. Our crew are schooling together as much as possible so they can divide up the little ones into groups.
The best thing we as parents can do to help our children is to be as informed as possible. Understanding the best way to instruct the material that needs to be covered takes a lot of the stress off the parent.
This guide covers the entire gamete of areas. It jumps right in with the basics that every parent needs to know. Things like Zoom Etiquette, setting up a learning center, and how to communicate with teachers.
Distance Learning Playbook for Parents
I felt this Distance Learning Playbook for Parents is something that should be sent to every parent with children in the school system. Public, Private, or Homeschooling – the information contained within the pages is priceless. Even after homeschooling for almost 40 yeas, I found the suggestions and recommendations right on point.
Help for a Struggling Parent
This book is really a game changer for any parent, but especially for those that may be struggling with teaching their children at home.
It is stressed throughout the book, and I couldn’t agree more with the following statement:
We do not need to become teachers. We just need to partner with the teachers and facilitate the learning for our children in this new and often scary time.
Order The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents today for anyone you know that is facing this new norm in schooling. It is the best thing you can do to help another parent out right now. Also make sure to visit the free online resources for parents. These resources include online reading lists and printable forms you can use in your learning center.
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