To help schools stay on top of their digital strategies, we’ve put together some practical tips on how to support parents with homeschooling and better engage them in the learning conversation. Feel free to share these tips with your colleagues and schools.
Support the expanded use of digital platforms by communicating clear expectations.
For more guidelines on clear parental communication check out our distance learning ebook.
A policy of continuous reporting might feel like opening a can of worms, but it reaps significant benefits in the long run as parents and teachers can collaborate more effectively in the learning process. Learn more: 5 steps to fuller parent engagement
For most parents it will be many years since they have studied Geography for example, so providing a clear structure, along with resources will mean that they don’t have to be experts in all of the subjects their child is studying. Discover how Campbell College used Firefly pages to share resources with parents.
Beyond engaging students and their families in activities & challenges, schools might also consider promoting top tips, diaries & other personal entries from students and families. We explore more ideas in our virtual schooling ebook.
Understanding the concerns of the school community allows leadership to be more proactive in their approach to communication, to head off issues before they escalate, and to track the impact of school strategy.
For more on this here are 5 steps to fuller parent engagement.
To support the mental health and wellbeing of students during this difficult time be sure to check in with students through weekly 1:1 sessions and surveys as well as provide parents with practical tips.
For more ideas take a look at our blog on how you can support student wellbeing.