Following is some guidance for parents, from Education Queensland, assisting student Learning@Home.
How can parents help?
You can help your children continue their learning away from their classroom by asking questions such as:
- What are you learning today?
- How will you plan your day? Do you need support to create a timetable?
- What materials do you need today?
- How can I help you today?
- What was one thing that was difficult today? What could you do if this difficulty comes up again? What strategies could we put in place?
- What went well today? Why? How can you make sure these successes happen again?
- How are you feeling? Do you need help planning tomorrow to make sure it is successful? Is there anything you need to check-in with your teachers about?
Setting up a learning space
To support your children to continue their learning away from their classroom, establish routines and expectations and ensure they have access to equipment and stationery required for learning at home. This includes pens, paper, devices (including internet access), printers, etc.
While it is possible that reduced school days may apply, you can support your children’s learning by setting up or following a timetable to give structure to their day.
Create a quiet and comfortable learning space. A space for extended learning should be a family space, rather than a bedroom. Your children may have a regular place for doing homework under normal circumstances, but this space may not be suitable for working in for an extended period of time. It should be a place that can be quiet at times and if possible have internet access.