Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #9

Technology may be overstepping its boundaries when it comes to reading and writing. Okay, so take this blog post for what it's worth to you -- meditate on the stuff you can jive with and chuck out the rest. Seriously. Because I don't expect everyone to agree with me on the points I'm about to … Continue reading Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #9

Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #8

You've probably heard the saying . . . "it takes a village to raise a child." Well, I'd like to use this same perspective and flip it over to the classroom to create the following saying: "it takes a dedicated and involved team to educate a virtual student." Pretty nifty saying if I do say … Continue reading Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #8

Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #7

Lesson #7: Patience is an absolute must-have when working educationally with your child. Yes, patience is what's on the menu for today. And quite frankly, if I was actually doing these lessons in the order of necessity or importance, I probably should have listed "having patience" as Lesson #1. Patience is a biggie when it … Continue reading Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #7

Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #6

Lesson #6: Coordinating schedules is a beast at the beginning. Hmmmm . . . should I admit this or not? I'm gonna do it. Okay, here it goes. Structure for this first part of the school year stinks! I'm in the weeds of it as I type this and I'm wondering when I'm really going … Continue reading Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #6

Resuming the “Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student” Series

I have to be genuine with you in stating that I must (absolutely MUST) blog some of this lessons learned stuff out of me. It's oozing out over the brim of my ever-waking thoughts. So, I must come out with some of it in today's blog post. The specific subject matter, in question, has everything … Continue reading Resuming the “Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student” Series

Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #4

Lesson #4: Creating rewards systems for reading and writing is a value-added proposition. Let's face it. We, adults, need incentives from time to time; and we especially need some external motivation when it comes to completing challenging or unpleasant tasks. So, wouldn't the same premise apply to the younger versions of ourselves -- our children? … Continue reading Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #4

Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #3

Lesson #3: Distractions will come from within and without. Mark my words on what I just stated, because it's oh-so true. And instead of giving some long explanation to provide visual context of what my son (Little Man) deals with as a student from home, I'm going to give you the abridged version - list-style. … Continue reading Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #3

Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #2 (cont.)

Lesson #2: Discipline is required more than ever from student as well as parent. In last week's post, Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #2, I shared the areas of discipline in which I feel my son, Little Man, will definitely need to hone in on in order to be successful in … Continue reading Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #2 (cont.)

Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #2

Lesson #2: Discipline is required more than ever from student as well as parent. I'll start by ushering in some discussion, regarding the discipline required on the part of the student (when virtual schooling). And, I can't go too long without giving you some lists here and there, so I'll bring out my points, list-style. … Continue reading Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #2

Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #1

Lesson #1: Assist as needed. Don't take over. You've got to understand . . . I'm in an earshot distance of my son's school learning environment throughout most of the day. And, I've never been in that position before -- a position where I'm so close to his school action but having to remain somewhat … Continue reading Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Virtually-Schooled Student – #1