By Casey Kirkeby, Strategy Consultant
2020 is a crazy time to be alive. We’re dealing with a pandemic, politics, economic uncertainties, and so much more. This article hit home for me because I have a kid in school and, like many others, we are doing distance learning. My son is going to be 8 years old and is in 2nd grade and when a child is younger, you need to spend more time with them to make sure they understand the lesson.
Pre-pandemic, teachers, who I deeply admire, were able to build out creative curriculums and bring energy to their classroom every day, in person. This has changed and now parents need to step up to make sure their children understand their homework, are completing lessons, and know how to send documents in PDF format to their teacher. How can we, the parents, make sure that this is effective? How will we know if our child is learning anything this year?
Don’t be alarmed folks because after reading through this article, I felt a little better about the current arrangement and how I can be more proactive for my child in this digital learning environment.