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Building Social-Emotional Skills During the Pandemic

Nov. 24, 2020

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As the pandemic wears on, it’s obvious that many months of social distancing and school closures have taken a toll on students’ emotional health. With schools turning back towards online learning, many parents and teachers are looking for ways to promote social-emotional learning with the lack of in-person classes. Luckily, there are some meaningful ways to build social-emotional learning, or SEL. Keep reading to discover the importance of SEL and to find advice to foster its growth throughout the pandemic.

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Tips to Support Students with Special Needs During Distance Learning

Oct. 12, 2020

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For parents and teachers of kids with special needs, distance learning presents an entirely new challenge: how to support the neediest of children when they are stuck at home learning through a screen! When cameras are off, and teachers and their aides are all on the same call together, it can seem impossible for these kids to get the accommodations they so desperately need. Fortunately, there are a few tips and tools we can offer for both families and educators. Keep reading to find strategies for supporting students with special needs during virtual classes.

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Digital Classroom Management for Both Teachers and Parents

Oct. 5, 2020

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Ask any teacher, and you’ll find that classroom management is one of the most difficult aspects of the profession, even under normal conditions! And as we know, 2020 has been anything but normal, especially when it comes to school. Read this article to find helpful strategies for both teachers and parents as we all navigate distance learning this school year.

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Managing Stress and Avoiding Parental Burnout in the Age of Coronavirus: Part II

Sept. 21, 2020

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So far, 2020 has been a year for the record books! As parents, we are all navigating an unpredictable school year that has our children sometimes learning from home. And if you’re like many parents, your work schedule may also get in the way, complicating everything from your home life to your child’s own schooling. If this sounds like your plight, this article is written especially for you! Keep reading to discover helpful advice on avoiding parental burnout in this strange age of coronavirus. 

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Ways to Support Your Child’s Teacher During Online Learning

Sept. 7, 2020

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With schools across the country delivering its lessons in-person, online, or with some combination of both, children are learning new methods of learning as they navigate schooling during a pandemic. Now more than ever before, teachers need your help! It’s important to remember that parents, kids, and teachers are all in this together as we head into the 2020-2021 school year. Read this article to find timely advice for parents and how to help support teachers during full-time or hybrid distance learning!

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Teaching and Schooling Pods: Alternative Teaching in Troubled Times

Aug. 11, 2020

You may have seen something about it on the news or social media, but during this strange summer amidst ongoing coronavirus outbreaks, microschooling has become all the rage! If you’re looking to find more information about teaching pods, what they are, and benefits versus disadvantages, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading to learn about how pods can help both teachers and families! 

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Homeschooling Versus Virtual School: What’s the Difference?

July 28, 2020

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We’ve already talked a little bit about the touch choices parents will have to make as students prepare to head back to the classroom, whether in person, or online. But one option that many parents are considering in the age of the coronavirus is to homeschool their children. At this point, you might be asking yourself, “is virtual school homeschool?” It’s a great question, too, because many parents may be confused over what makes it different if kids are learning at home under both modes of instruction. This article is meant to lay out the differences. Keep reading to learn more about these options, and points to ponder when making a decision between the two!

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6 Sizzling Summer Activity Ideas for Families During the Quarantine

July 14, 2020

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With the pandemic still raging across much of the county, it certainly seems that the summer of 2020 has been cancelled. And after months of quarantine, it’s likely that you and your kids are feeling the fatigued of prolonged social distancing. If you’re looking to rejuvenate the last half of your family’s summer, this article will help! Keep reading to find helpful tips to survive the rest of the season and find 6 fun family activities to do before the new school year begins!

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Online Learning or Face-to-Face: A Parent’s Guide to Choosing Your Child’s Education During a Pandemic

July 6, 2020

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This month or next, many parents around the country will have to make a difficult decision: whether to send their children back to school. Under normal circumstances, this wouldn’t even be a question for most families, but amidst the pandemic, districts across the nation are offering a choice between returning to campus as usual or continuing with online learning. If you’re agonizing about making this important choice, you aren’t alone! This article discusses in depth what parents should consider as they decide between online or face-to-face learning.

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Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Needs During the Pandemic

May 25, 2020

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With all the challenges many parents face in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it can be easy to forget that our kids are suffering through this crisis, too! With the loss of normal daily activities, such as going to school, attending class parties, or even just stopping by grandma and grandpa’s house, it’s easy to see why many children might be frightened about what is going on in the world. Read this article to learn more about your child’s basic emotional needs, and how to support emotional health during this time of crisis.

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