Virtual learning is something most parents have experienced, are experiencing or will experience this school year. While trying to navigate being a teacher while still getting work done can be challenging it also has its benefits.
Virtual Learning: Parents become Teachers
For many of us we did not go to school to become a teacher so figuring out how to teach our kids at home is a learning process. We found some good tips at goodhousekeeping.com that can help you navigate being a teacher for the first time. As a parent we are constantly teaching our children life skills and how to do things, but rarely are we the ones that are teaching things in the classroom. Since the classroom came home this year, you might save yourself a few headaches and check out these tips:
While many of us are navigating virtual learning we are also navigating working from home.
Working From Home
You may find yourself in the situation that I am currently in which is working from home and doing virtual learning for the first time. It is definitely a new routine and one that we are figuring out as we go right now. There are zoom calls for mom and zoom calls for kids and homework folders and projects that have deadlines. We are all navigating uncharted waters here at our house. It is interesting to say the least. I have found that I am working in chunks of time spread out throughout the day. Sometimes that is early in the morning and late at night, but finding chunks of time has been my key to success.
While this is all relatively new for us all we must give ourselves grace during this time and find joy in the journey. It is easy to get bogged down with everything that is going on, but if we focus on the joy and what we can control we may all find lots of benefits to this chaos. Whether you are working from home, teaching from home or some combination of both know that you are not alone.