5 Tools to Help Parents Navigate Supporting Education During a Pandemic
By Amanda Neely
It is safe to say that some form of remote learning is here to stay. “When am I ever going to use this in real life?” I think we’ve all thought those words at some point in our parenting journey. We’ve more than likely heard them when navigating math problems, which is supposed to be the “universal“ language. In regular times, it seems to be a bit of a cosmic joke played on a lot of us where the only time we actually use the quadratic formula is 20+ years after we learn it. Even then it’s only to help our own children with their homework. If this isn’t fun all on its own, layering in the challenges that come along with being a parent and supporting schoolwork during a pandemic creates an experience none of us could have ever imagined. As I have navigated this process myself over the last few months, I have discovered some tools that have really helped me keep my family on task with as few tears as possible.
Supporting Education and being a working parent
Remote learning evolution
Education support tools for parents
In my quest to be the best math tutor as possible, I found helpful tools that kept me balanced. These tools are specifically designed to help parents who are also attempting their own overnight PhD in supporting education in a virtual World. Here are a few I have found to be helpful along our journey:
Back to the basics
The future of remote learning for parents
We are being challenged to adapt to our changing world across all our identities. The path is sometimes unclear, but we are also in a unique spot to be able to define it. The way our children are educated from here forward is going to look vastly different. It’ll also require us to adapt and support them in completely different ways from before. We can take solace in the fact that kids are resilient and will persevere in today’s climate and beyond. If we show up, support each other, and do our best with the tools we have, they will prosper and lead us to greatness.
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