During this unprecedented time of social distancing in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, C.A.S.E. is committed to providing resources for parents and families.
Contributing author and middle school science teacher Holly Rainville, shares her perspective on how to help parents of middle school children manage virtual learning. – Read her article below and submit questions for Holly!
Helping Parents Manage Virtual Learning for Middle Schoolers:
A Teacher’s Perspective
by Holly Rainville, Middle School Science Teacher
Emails, notifications, zoom meetings, office hours, online assignments, discussion boards, and more; this is what school has become for students all across the country during the COVID-19 health crisis of 2020.
The traditional classroom with schedules and clear routines has been replaced with online learning that comes with much uncertainty. Students need help and support from their parents during this time. Where does a parent start? How can a parent know what to do when suddenly their child’s learning is happening in the home, instead of safely in a classroom? I’ve been teaching middle school for the last 5 years, and I have some advice for parents who have now become educators in their own home.
Here’s what you can do as a parent:
These ideas are a way for parents to start creating the schedule and routines that students need to succeed in their new classroom at home. When in doubt, my best advice is to ask for help from your school community.
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