• Tips for Parents to Support Remote Learning

    Adapted from The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents

    1. Establish Routines

    • Develop a schedule for your child.
    • Make sure your child is ready for school each day, even if they are attending remotely.
    • Develop plans for taking breaks throughout the day.  Be sure your child has frequent movement breaks away from screens
    • Continue with typical nighttime routines to ensure your child gets plenty of sleep.

     2. Create a Learning Environment

    • Set aside a dedicated workspace for each child, ideally outside of their bedroom.  They do not need to be alone in that space, sometimes being near a parent or sibling is ideal. 
    • Try to keep the workspace consistent and keep the supplies needed for learning in that space.
    • Establish rules for using the space, including how others in the home should act in that space.
    • When students take a movement or food break, it should be outside of their learning space.  

     3. Learn Google Classroom

    • Know how your child logs into Google Classroom. 
    • Learn the features of Google Classroom so you can support your child.   (See the Google Classroom Help Center for more information)
    • Find out how your child submits assignments.

    4. Follow Zoom Etiquette

    • Teachers have specific expectations for students while on Zoom.  Help your child by practicing these expectations. 
    • Know your child’s schedule for live sessions and ensure they are ready five minutes before a Zoom session starts.
    • Students should stay in one spot during their class meeting. 
    • Your child should stay muted unless they are speaking.
    • Encourage your child to keep the camera on during class meetings as much as possible. Show them how to hide self-view if they are self-conscious.  
    • Speak with your child about class sessions and encourage them to reflect on their behavior and participation.

     5. Monitor Screen Time

    • Make sure to balance screen time with frequent breaks off screen. 
    • Consider limiting screen time outside of screen time required for class activities.
    • Encourage reading books off screen or doing activities on paper.

    6. Communicate with Teachers

    • Email your child’s teacher if you have questions or if your child needs support.
    • Encourage older students to reach out directly to teachers via email.



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