At-Home School. Distance Learning. Virtual Schooling – all terms we never expected to associate with our child’s education. And yet, here we are. In some states, districts, and schools, parents are feeling well supported. In others, parents are struggling – with technology, expectations, educational support.
For those navigating this uncertainty, Pride & Grit contributor Lindsay Kuniyuki summarized NINE years of research as a home school mom. I know, most of us aren’t actually “home schooling”. We’re doing our best to keep our kids engaged. We’re doing our best to minimize added stress. We’re simply doing our best to try and meet the expectations of our kids’ teachers and school. Doing our best is all any of us can do.
So, if today is a rockstar day where you feel like you’re nailing this distance schooling thing with your kiddos – acknowledge it and celebrate it! If today wasn’t your day, or your kiddo’s day, we hear you. We are you. Often.
Tuck this extensive list of resources away for that day when you are curious if there are resources you could leverage to help your kiddo stay engaged over the summer. Or use these to address gaps you know your child already has. This school year is so hard to even describe. The ups and the downs. And if you’re also moving to a new location, there are more unknowns than ever that come with integrating to a new school and new (to your child) state standards.
Check out Lindsay’s list of resources. Want to add your favorites? Comment with your own additions and we’ll add them in and list you as the contributor. *Note there are no affiliate links in this article.