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Homeschooling Tips for Parents

Updated: Oct 8, 2020

These are very unusual times! Schools have closed their doors and students have started online classes, tutorials, and testing completely at home. You may still be going into work or your whole family is self-isolating, ideally. We are all wondering, will online schooling be effective? Will my children pay attention, learn, solve homework, and score as well on their tests?

Spoiler alert: The key to establishing productive homeschooling for your children lies in your management skills!

Not many students have faced situations that required them to take full responsibility, particularly in an academic setting. This can make homeschooling a big adjustment and a challenge for students as they need to learn to be independent, self-driven, organized, and disciplined. Below are several useful tips that you may use to improve your child's or children's homeschooling effectiveness and overall experience.

1) Get in touch and coordinate with the teachers

Ask to see the curriculum or learning plans. Is there a rigid structure with defined learning objectives? Or is there freedom to adjust the schedule? Clarify what is to be expected from students. Are students required to learn on their own using other resources? or should students only use resources provided by the teacher?

This will help build a workflow that works for your child and your family.

2) Set a plan for school