I want to preface this post by acknowledging that there are many different perspectives regarding education during the CoVid-19 pandemic; from those who'd like to replicate face to face school to those who'd prefer formal education to be completely suspended until we are able to return and, I hope, many of us who fall between … Continue reading Should We Assess During Virtual School?
Our time in Kuwait did not come to an end in quite the way we expected. I'm writing this a little over a week after it all happened, and mostly for my own sake. This has been a lot to process and writing helps. If, by chance, someone else finds it interesting/useful in someway that's … Continue reading Repatriated Expat: Our experience of returning to the UK during Covid-19
As educators we recognize that not all schools have provided an adequate amount of work or support during school closures. We want to ensure that children continue to receive the best education they can by giving parents the tools and plans necessary to provide this at home. We will take your child's age, curriculum, work … Continue reading Customized Home Schooling Plans
In this time of crisis we are seeing many education companies offer free access to their resources. To make life simpler for you as parents we have compiled a list of the companies we have seen offering free resources and how you can access it. (This is a working post and we will continue to … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Free Access Resources
With most children now home from school for the foreseeable future many parents will be facing the ongoing battle of trying to engage their children in home school. As teachers we are in a fortunate position to be able to access resources and provide an environment for our children to continue their learning at home … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Alternative Learning Experiences
Here in Kuwait we're entering week 4 of working from home and virtual school. Whilst I love that I get so much time with my kids, finding a way to work, home school them and stay sane all while making sure the house is at least sort of tidy has been a challenge! Here's our … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Working From Home
In a previous post we recommended some great apps for supporting your child's learning at home during the Covid-19 outbreak. Today we're going to take a deeper look at one of our favourite, Khan Academy Kids. Khan Academy Family It's better known big brother, Khan Academy, has been supporting children and adults to learn math, … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Khan Academy Kids
As of March 11th UNICEF is estimating that around 300-500 million children are home from school as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. With so many children home, and communities increasingly being asked to stay home as much as possible keeping our kids active becomes increasingly challenging. Today we're going to pull together a few … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Keeping Your Children Active
With so many parents now supporting their children to learn at home, it can be hard to judge when to let your child work through something challenging and when to step in to help. Here we explore a few ways to decide how much to help, and what kind of help to give. Understand the … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: How much should I help my child with their learning?
With millions of children home from school and learning online we review some great educational apps to help families enrich their child's learning. The apps below will give you confidence that your child is getting educational benefit from time spent on their screen. We do strongly advocate for balance though, and you can find more … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Top 10 Educational Apps