Virtual school is a big challenge for working parents. It is a new experience for both parents and kids. So, it may take times to get used to it because it is after a long break. We help you to enjoy the virtual school and continue your career without disruptions. Here are the brilliant steps.
1. Be calm
As working parents, you may feel stress a little bit, and fear about kids’ virtual school. You may concern about your career responsibilities, meetings, daily targets…etc. Plus, you may be worrying about how to settle your kids for virtual school as they have taken long brake without school. So, get a long breath and release it. You may feel relax. You have to relax before your kids.
2. Prepare for virtual school
When you get the message that virtual school are starting, then you have to be prepare. The first day of virtual school differs from school. There is no need to do school shopping, no new backpack…etc. You need to buy devices and check your Wi-Fi connection for your kids virtual learning. Also, get the passcode and check whether it is working. Help your kids to be familiar with devices. Check with your kids’ teachers and get help to be prepare. Ask the checklist before school starts.
3. Design a place for virtual school.
The place should be without a lack of interruptions. Learning devices, clock, daily schedule, reading materials, activity material and other necessary materials have to be there. Your kids can easily access them without your help. So, they also feel they can do their work themselves, have some responsibilities. It will help to increase their motivation and enthusiasm for their education. While you are working at your room, kids also can get an education in their place
4. Ask the daily schedule of the teacher.
It is better if you have a daily schedule. Then you can arrange everything according to the list. Get the print out of daily schedule or write it in bord. Make sure it is visible in your kids learning area. Then your kids can get a better idea about the daily routine including, what subject is next when they can get short brake…etc. As parents, you can arrange all subject material and place them in kids learning area. Then kids do not want to trouble you in the middle of their schedule.
5. Share your schedule with your kids
As you are working parents, you may have some important meetings, tasks and deadline…etc. So, you can share them with your kids. It will help you to concentrate on your work. So, kids also know the times you should not get disturbance.
6. Back to normal.
Your kids’ daily routine may have changed because they have been at leisure for a long time. Habits like waking up in the morning, eating breakfast and going to bed have changed. So, it is time to get back to their regular daily routine. Otherwise, it can be a barrier to study.
7. Plan ‘B’
Technical errors are usually happening in the first week of the virtual school. Though you and your kids have well prepared for the next day virtual school, there can be some interruptions due to electronic devices and connection errors. So, it is better to have back up learning activities when having some technical issues. When you face troubles, you can communicate it with the teacher, engage your kids to back up learnings and resolve the technical matters. It will help your kids to keep their motivation for virtual education.
8. Do not hesitate to get help (with taking health and safety steps )
As you are a working parent, you may have to go out. You may have important meetings all day. So, you can get help from your close relations or trustable babysitter. Grandparents also can help in this situation.
9. Communication with your employer.
As you are working parents, it is better to have good communication with your employer about the challenges. Because virtual school is a new challenge for both parents and kids. There can be sudden interruptions. Also. have to have clear communication about your workload. Plus explain to your employer how you plan to handle them…etc.