11 Ways To Get Your Child Ready For School Reopening(& Learn Executive Function Skills Too!)

| by Thuy Truong, M.A. Ed., TPT Teaching and Coaching, 4/20/2021|

As Robert Frost said, the only way around is through. Many students have experienced minor to significant educational disruptions and setbacks due to our public health crisis. The transition to virtual instruction has been an unforgettable journey emotionally, physically, and educationally. But we've made it! While the glimpse of hope is near and so is the silver lining, students once again face another transition to return to in-person instruction. Change is always difficult, but proactively adapting to change will facilitate a smooth transition that is more conducive to academic performance. The 11 executive function-inspired tips below will assist your student to get ready for a potential return to face-to-face instruction in the fall or earlier.

1. Get back to the morning routine: Time Management (EF)

We all know that it is easier to form unhealthy habits than to habituate into good ones. Therefore, it is useful to gradually re-train your student into the morning routine starting now and throughout the summer to get them ready for a potentially fall school reopening. Set an alarm clock for a wake-up time daily (even in the summer) and get them into the habit of having