Mar 20, 2020
An overview of
the top-level suggestions from experience homeschooling parent,
educational supervisors, ed tech investors and home learners for
families facing school closures as a result of the Covit-19
Coronavirus Outbreak and resulting SF Bay area
My personal top-level takeaways. I will also be compiling and
sharing actionable ideas:
- This is a sanctioned opportunity to connect with and learn
about your self and your love ones (of all ages) and find glimmers
and sparks of your innate love of learning. (Put the acquisition of
content on hold as much as possible.)
- Adopt a parent-as-consultant model rather than
parent-as-manager. Get curious about, and with your kids and
co-create your learning environment and plan.
- Focus on meta-learning and meta-cognition skills now (and
always) because learning how to learn is the most relevant and
useful skill you can strengthen in yourself and scaffold for your
kids. (I'll be sharing more on this in the next few
- Now is the time to put your attention on what you value,
remember or identify your priorities, ask what is needed and how
you can serve and bring good. This query is a great learning
topic to share with kids.
- If you're not sure of how much or how little structure to
request or expect use my model of Consumption = Creation =
Contribution. Try to ensure that you and your kids are doing
all three in relatively equal measures.
- Expand your understanding of what appropriate structure could
and should look like.
- Use the skills you know and find useful in your adult life at
home and with your kids. Teach them productivity,
communication skills, and any content expertise you are excited
about. Leave the things you dislike about regular work at
work. Embrace and use the opportunity to soften all of the
edges that generally create conceptual and actual walls. All
ages together, blending of work/learning/home/family,
customization, pivoting as needed. So much possibility.
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