As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to change the way today’s students learn, many parents have now turned to homeschooling. But while studying at home can ease concerns on health and safety, it can also be challenging. More so for parents who did not plan on becoming their children’s primary educators. And like many challenges, the biggest hurdle seems to be knowing where and how to start. From finding the right curriculum to setting up a learning space, the process can be overwhelming. Particularly those dipping their toes on homeschooling for the first time.
To help ease you into this transition…
For millions of students around the world, this school year is anything but ordinary. Forced to close their doors because of the Covid-19 pandemic, schools brought classes online. Some students are able to make this transition successfully. But for most families, it has been a struggle to address remote learning challenges.
Following last school year’s school closures, parents were on the verge of breaking down due to the stress of balancing their jobs, household chores, and overseeing their children’s schoolwork.
Undoubtedly, remote or distance learning comes with its own set of problems and issues. And most teachers, students, and families…
For most students and parents across the country, this year brings a lot of questions. With local school districts either going fully remote or implementing blended learning options, some parents wonder how they can further support their children, especially now that hands-on instruction will be limited. And that is where pod learning comes in.
We previously wrote about what pod learning is and why many parents find this method appealing. Learning pods refer to small groups of families whose children gather in a shared space or online. Most of the time, pods supplement the school curriculum. …
With coronavirus cases still rising in the country and many places across the globe, schools and parents are now immersed in alternative learning methods this school year. Over the past months, parents have taken the role of educators following school closures. And this school year, parents have been presented with several learning options for their children. This includes traditional homeschooling, remote classrooms, blended learning, and recently, learning pods or pod learning.
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When you read discussions in parenting groups and forums online, you often see parents looking for tips on how to help their children be more focused and organized with their school work, better manage their emotions, and prevent meltdowns. These are examples of executive functioning skills—a hot topic among parents and tutoring companies!
Explicitly learning how to maximize one’s executive functioning processing is crucial for a child’s success in school, and later, in their home and adult life. Executive functioning is not taught in school and is also misunderstood in education.
Hearing your child talk for the first time is one of the most magical moments of parenthood. It is also a significant milestone in your child’s growth and development. But when a toddler shows signs of limited or delayed speech and vocabulary, it naturally becomes a concern for parents. So what can you do when you notice that you have a late talker? That is where a speech-language pathologist comes in.
Licensed speech-language therapist and learning specialist. Founder and CEO of Brooklyn Letters and Themba Tutors.