Tips For Effective Homeschooling During Lockdown
Is Homeschooling, the next future? Absolutely not, but it is the only solution to make sure children’s education aren’t disrupted due to this lockdown.
Keeping the present scenario in mind, the COVID-19 has led to many quarantine measures, majorly on social distancing norms, has literally brought many things to a halt. We see that schools have been temporarily closed, kids aren’t allowed to play outdoors, and they mostly spend their time in their house. This has made parents worry about engaging their kids and help them keep learning during stuck at home. If you are a parent and you are considering homeschooling or just made the decision to homeschool your child during this lockdown, this post can help you plan your teaching routine better.
Here are six tips to keep in mind for homeschooling during the COVID-19 Lockdown:
Coordinate with teachers:
In any educational system, the teachers would have a specific curriculum to follow. So it is very important to know what exactly you need to teach your kids and what is expected from them. Follow a learning plan. It can help you keep a track on the syllabus that needs to be completed. Construct an effective workflow that can help your kid and your family.
Set a schedule:
On a typical school day, your kid has a particular schedule that needs to be followed. It includes the duration of each class, short breaks and playtime. Bring in a schedule at home as well. Keeping the learning plan in hand, set up a time for study hours accordingly and coordinate it with the family routines. This would help your kid in planning on a day-to-day schedule and keeping things organised.
Be flexible on the schedule:
Yes, homeschooling is new for you and so for your kid. It is alright to make some changes when things aren’t going as per schedule. Just keep things calm and let time adjust. It’s not that you need to make them learn and do all the serious stuff in their schedule. Sometimes, the serious stuff can stop and just go on a virtual tour of your kid’s favourite zoo. Overall, the homeschooling process can be slow in the beginning, but eventually, things will get back on track.
Lean into your child’s natural interest:
Every kid would have some self-driven topics. Plan your schedule in such a way that the kids can engage on these topics when you can focus on your work or take a break. It is very important to stabilise yourself and pace up with your work along with your kid’s schedule to keep things up to date.
Connect with other parents:
Maybe this is the first time for you. But there would be other parents as well as sailing on the same boat. Keep in touch with others, share your stories and take in tips. This can help you improvise on your ideas and be more creative. Times can be hard, but you don’t have to go through it alone.
Internet is a vast resource.
There are a lot many online tests, worksheets and activities that you can engage your kid into. Make some time and explore some educational resources that provide knowledge on a more playful way. Sometimes, learning can be fun, and at the end of the day, your kid is more knowledgeable.
These are some of the tips we thought can help you in homeschooling. Don’t be hard on yourself. Just keep it flexible, fun and enjoyable. At the end of the quarantine, your kid can be at par with the syllabus, and you can be a proud parent 🙂
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