Updated: Dec 18, 2020
| by Thuy Truong, M.A. Ed., TPT Teaching and Coaching, 12/9/20|
As the year 2020 is drawing to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect. After some time with homeschooling, we now know that learning remotely requires strong willpower and a robust system of daily routines to ensure student success. The new year calls for a new game plan to strengthen academic performance as virtual instruction may continue. Homeschooling has its challenges and benefits. The comfort of home brings out unavoidable distractions while increasing family time. One of the biggest challenges for online learners is the alluring idea of foregoing all prior structure and routines since the physical boundary between school time and free time is completely removed. However, parents need to support students to remember the importance of healthy boundaries and structured time to maintain intellectual development and foster life skills. To upgrade online learning for 2021, let us revisit the tried-and-true hacks that are conducive and necessary for digital education. In learning as it is in life, the little things make all the difference.