Watch the webinar to learn about the content creation on the Learning at Home website. Meet the team and learn a little about their purpose and passions for Learning at Home sharing. Parents are important partners in their children’s learning and this team strives to curate out of the reams of information out there, bite-size pieces of meaningful tactics and information. These bite-size pieces are grounded in solid research.
Right now, everyone is getting frazzled and a little unmotivated with formal learning expected to occur in the home. Do you keep pushing? The message from this team is ‘Chill.’ Instead stay open to the rich learning opportunities around you. Find the moments to naturally foster thinking and learning in the outdoors, daily activities, and play.
What do parents and educators want for kids? We want them to be resilient, to thrive and flourish, and this is how the team approaches the Wellness section. We want students to be curious, to wonder and to learn, which is covered in the Learning section. From how to promote brain health and creating environments that optimize learning, suggestions are presented for students and parents, and this includes the many English second learners we communicate with nationally and internationally to help them grow and gain confidence in language acquisition and use.
Our reliance on technology has been steadily increasing, but in the current situation it is particularly high. We need to understand issues around managing screen time, as well as access to ‘how to’ information on communication apps, organizational apps, reading apps, and productivity apps.
Parents and students have expressed appreciation for the advice and ideas they have accessed on Learning at Home website, but they are also expressing concern about the future and what potentially negative fallout there may be and how they can mitigate it. Thus, in the next webinar the team will be focused around the question of ‘What will the long-term impact of covid-19 be?’ We will touch on research from other countries where major events caused trauma, and where learning and regular daily living was disrupted. What can we expect?