There are as many opinions on when and how to reopen schools as there are people in the discussion. How can parents parse all of this competing information to figure out the least imperfect option for their families when it comes to sending their kids to school this fall?
What do I mean by general studies? Basically anything that offers classes in more than one subject area. Think Khan Academy or the Great Courses series.
Free ebooks, audiobooks, read-alongs, and other book-related activities to keep you and your kids entertained and engaged while you’re at home.
Some relatively hands-off social studies and history resources for parents looking to keep their kids engaged with history without devoting their entire day to it.
Miss being out in the world? Grab your computer and take a virtual field trip to a world-famous art museum, opera house, science museum, or zoo.
Online and offline activity suggestions for parenting looking to keep their kids engaged with science and math while their regular school is closed.
There are as many plans for managing this time as there are parents and educators willing to post about them online. Here are a few of the frameworks for schedules and course development that I’ve found so far. Send me your suggestions, and I’ll add them to the list!
An ever-expanding list of educational resources for parents to use with kids while our schools are closed. You may not be in a place to use these right now. That’s ok. We are all doing the best we can in this (hopefully) once-in-a-century moment in world history. When/if you are ready, here’s an overview of what you’ll find here.