Distance learning is here. So many schools will be starting the new year online. Many of you had a taste of it this past spring. Honestly, no one was prepared for this change. But now, for the majority of students in California and maybe where you live, it is a reality.
Like it or not, you need to embrace it. Your child will mimic your reaction. Fake it till you make it. Get new school supplies, buy some new school clothes for your student and you as the teacher (not pajamas) and make it exciting for them. Take your child's photo just like you would if they were off to meet their new teacher. Only this time it will be just the two of you.
So in a regular classroom, teachers spend the first few weeks getting to know their students. Try it out. You might think you know everything about your child, but do you? What do they really know about you? My youngest son, Chad, used to ask me questions about my childhood every night before bed. He did this just to delay bedtime but in turn he knows more about me than anyone in this world.
While surfing the web I found a great website to help you with the social emotional component of teaching. Here it is: www.thepathway2success.com. She also has a wonderful Facebook page. Here's a gem I found:
We are all given a chance to do it better this time.
What will you do differently?