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Distance Learning Tips

Watch this video for suggestions on creating an environment for distance learning success at home, including finding the right space, making a schedule, and building in daily breaks.

Coping with Being Stuck at Home

An elementary school student offers 10 practical tips for navigating time at home and distance learning.

Virtual Learning Support

Dr. Geneva Gray shares useful tips for compassionately transitioning to home-based learning, including giving yourself—and your children—space to make mistakes and try new things as we all learn by doing.

From ISTE and the National PTA is a strategy guide to facilitating your home classroom. Learn how to create a learning environment and learning plan, and how to be a learning coach for your child.

This document includes links to several useful websites that offer multiple recommendations for parents and families to consider.

Walden faculty member Dr. White offers suggestions for addressing the digital learning needs of different-aged children (8, 13, and 16 years old), based on her own family experiences.

Tips for Parents Who Find Themselves Homeschoolers Now!

Learn strategies for supporting children’s at-home learning, including the importance of setting and keeping a schedule as well as focusing on the student and tapping into available resources.

Tips for Transitioning to At Home Learning

Dr. Kimberly Mason provides suggestions for creating routine, establishing a schedule, and taking “brain breaks” to help ensure a successful and enjoyable experience to support learning at home.

Organizational Tips to Support At-Home Learning

This brief video presents a great idea for organizing your children’s learning materials to support their at-home studies.

Meal Planning

Dr. Tina Marshall-Bradley shares a strategy for involving children in the various phases of meal planning as a fun and engaging learning activity.

Reading Tips #1: Reading Everyday

Parents can lead by example when it comes to helping children stay engaged with reading.

Reading Tips #2: Imporance of Vocabulary Words

Help your children improve their reading skills word by word with tips on vocabulary building.

Reading Tips #3: Achieving Comprehension

Learn strategies for improving reading comprehension skills in children.

Explore this curated list of resources for digital learning, including support for students with a disability as well as support for teaching and learning math.

Virtual Manipulatives are a great way to enhance at-home learning. These tools allow children to simply drag the objects into position to see math concepts in action.

Dr. Stacy Ness, program director for Walden's MS in Early Childhood Studies, shares insights about transitioning to homeschooling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Throwing Away Anxiety: An Activity for Kids and Parents

With the new year of remote learning, your child may be showing signs of worry. Dr. Nancy Carlson, faculty member for Walden’s MS in School Counseling program, walks you through an activity to help your child—and you—throw your anxieties away.

Blowing Up Balloons: Managing Emotions as a Family

Dr. Tina Marshall-Bradley, academic coordinator for Walden’s MS in Education program, shares an activity to help you and your child relieve emotional stress to ensure the transitions of remote working and learning go smoothly.

Communication Skill Development

Dr. Tina Marshall-Bradley offers suggestions for building communication skills in students, including tips for using videoconferences, phone calls, e-mails—and even letter writing.

Gather information on encouraging mindfulness, healthy habits, and wellness for the entire family, and find out how for adults can support students while learning remotely.
The stress and isolation brought on by a pandemic—especially as remote learning begins—can be a struggle for adults and children alike. Discover the benefits of mindfulness as a practice for children and their families.
Shifting to the online or hybrid learning environment can be difficult. Learn ways parents and caregivers can support the social-emotional well-being of their students while they navigate distance learning.