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Supporting distance learning at home

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K-12 | Parenting | Social and Emotional Learning

Supporting distance learning at home

Stanford GSE Associate Professor Jelena Obradović shares tips for caregivers of elementary school students as distance learning continues.

As the pandemic continues, families are preparing for a new school year in which distance learning is also likely to continue, at least to some extent. How can caregivers support their young ones' learning during this time of uncertainty?

Jelena Obradović, an associate professor at Stanford Graduate School of Education and director of the Stanford Project on Adaptation and Resilience in Kids (SPARK), has compiled a series of tips to help caregivers support young children as distance learning resumes.

She offers practical suggestions for families with children in kindergarten through elementary school, including tips for setting up a welcoming learning space at home, establishing a daily routine and marking your child's progress (even on not-so-good days).

She also provides strategies for managing young ones' frustrations and cultivating a sense of closeness and connection. 

Download a PDF of the tip sheet: Supporting Distance Learning at Home.


Jelena Obradović also joined GSE Dean Dan Schwartz and Senior Lecturer Denise Pope on a recent episode of School's In, a Stanford Radio show and podcast that airs on SiriusXM, to talk about ways to help young children cope during the pandemic. 


Faculty mentioned in this article: Jelena Obradović

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