Homeschooling While Social Distancing
| March 31, 2020
With schools across the country closed, many people worry that their youth will fall behind. There’s been a flood of parents and educators sharing homeschooling tips and strategies to accompany schools’ virtual lessons. While you’re figuring out what works for you and the young people you're supporting, remember: it doesn’t have to be perfect!
Things are stressful right now for both adults and young people, and it all might feel a little overwhelming. Don’t feel pressured to get it all right and perfectly recreate a school-like environment. Take it easy on yourself and the young person, lean into what you both find interesting and exciting and know that it’s okay to do a little more reading or cooking and a little less math.
Having to suddenly take on the educator role in a young person’s life can be an overwhelming challenge. Check out this article from Today for advice from a teacher on how to navigate homeschooling in ways that work best for you.
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