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Friends, Comprehensive Distance Learning is HARD! Here are a few things that might help.

  1. Print and and post each student’s schedule where it can easily be referenced.
    • This seems like a small thing, but having a visual cue can be really helpful, especially for visual learners (like me!)
    • It also can ease some pressure in a power struggle – it’s not you laying down the law, the schedule says it is time to start – look, right there!
  2. Use a tool like this one to lay out each person’s responsibilities during the school day. There are 3 pages in 6 languages.
    1. The guidelines from Oregon Department of Education for distance learning, broken down. (image above)
    2. A sample/fillable chart that you can talk through with your family
    3. A blank chart – dream big! (see video below for an example).
  1. Think through the problems you’ve had arise and make sure you talk through them when everyone is calm. Add your solutions to your chart!
    • For example, Ms. Ivy & Mr. Deale made these reminders for their students to address common problems:
  1. Set and respect clear boundaries around school/work time and family time. If you are able to take the same lunch as your child or even a break during their lunch time, spend it having some fun together. Or after school or after dinner, however you are able to make it work.
  1. If it helps, here are some of the expectations we use during in-person instruction:
    • ROAR poster (Be Respectful, Act Safely, Be Responsible)
    • Stop, Walk, Talk (anti-bullying, but works for sibling conflicts, too!)
    • Expectations Posters – break down the three rules into specific expectations for that area.
    • Here is a PBIS at Home article with some good ideas
  1. If there is a document you would like and cannot print, please email the following chris_mackris@ddsd40.org:
    • a link to the file you would like printed
    • your student’s name and teacher
    • (an updated mailing address, if necessary)

Learning Spot Example Videos

Anahi gave us a tour of her kids’ learning spots – WOW!
La Maestra Andriena muestra su espacio de aprendizaje en casa.
Mrs. O’Shea and Uriah share his learning spots!

Responsibility Talks

Mrs. O’Shea and Uriah model a conversation about responsibilities during learning time.

You’ve Got This!

Keep an eye out on this space for more tips and tricks…. If you have found a system that works and would like to share, please email hannah_snyder@ddsd40.org (bonus if you have pictures or video!)

You’ve Got This!

Keep an eye out on this space for more tips and tricks…. If you have found a system that works and would like to share, please email hannah_snyder@ddsd40.org (bonus if you have pictures or video!)