Preparing Students for Hybrid Learning #BackToSchool
Many parents and students across the United States will be facing the prospect of hybrid learning. What is it? What challenges does it entail? How can families best prepare for this unprecedented back to school season?
Here are some first steps when thinking about hybrid learning from Joaniko Kohchi, LCSW, IMH-E, director of Adelphi University’s Institute for Parenting in New York, and other experts, via Parents.com:
As summer draws to a close, school districts nationwide are scrambling to make plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Some have tentatively resumed in-person classes, knowing that COVID-19 still remains a threat. Others chose either virtual learning or “hybrid learning”—a mix of remote education and traditional classroom experiences catered to individual students. In each scenario, your child can expect school to look different this year.
“Thinking ahead, the very first thing is for parents (and kids) to pause and realize that nothing is ever going to be like this past spring semester,” notes Joaniko Kohchi…. “We were collectively in shock and had to respond the best we could. We now know a lot more about how to teach, what our children need in order to learn, and what we parents need in order to work. We can all build on that experience and plan accordingly.”
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