Back to school season looks a little different for many families. With the pandemic still looming over us, many school districts are opting to continue remote learning or distancing learning as some schools call it. This option isn’t feasible for every parent, but when your district says that’s the only option, there’s nothing you can do except to get prepared.
Today we’re sharing some mom hacks for back to school so that your family can survive another crazy year of remote learning. These mom hacks will be perfect for working parents, stay at home parents, and parents who work remotely. Use this list to plan the upcoming remote learning school year so that your children can excel even under these stressful circumstances.
Create a Schedule
It’s imperative that you create a schedule for your kids for remote learning. They need to know what’s expected of them and how they’re going to complete their school work in a timely fashion. If your school district has specific hours that teachers will be hosting the remote sessions, then make a visual schedule that matches this so that your kids have a visual aide to guide their daily school habits.
Create a Study Space
Regardless of how much space you have in your home or apartment, you can easily create a study space where your kids will attend remote schooling. This space must be equipped with everything they’ll need to be good students. Consider investing in back to school supplies, a headset with a microphone, and notepads so that they don’t have any distractions when remote sessions start.
Remember to Collaborate
Remoting learning doesn’t have to be done completely alone. Consider creating a support group of parents and students so that you can have a group of supportive people to work with during times when your kids may be struggling with an assignment or need peer to peer support. This isn’t the first year of remote learning, so try to make the best of it with a support group.
Remote learning can get stressful for many children. Be sure to schedule rewards such as television time in between assignments and include a lunch break in your visual schedule. This will help your children recoup from a stressful school session and rejuvenate their minds so that they are better apt to stay focused and learn in a remote learning environment.
Check Your Equipment
When parenting multiple children who will be attending remote learning this year, you’ll want to make sure to have enough equipment for every child. Check each device that your child uses for remote learning to make sure it’s upgraded to the required operating system and it has every tool the child will need to be installed and in working order so that they’re prepared for their first day of back to school with remote learning.
These are just some of the best mom hacks for remote learning during back to school season that will help you survive another year of this setup. Working parents may not be around to keep children on task during remote education sessions, so having a support group and a visual schedule on hand will ensure you’re working to set your children up for success with remote learning this year.