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As home learning replaces the school classroom for the foreseeable future, schools have been adapting on the fly to continue educating students across the country. Families are also working on adapting to the impromptu classrooms and the stress that comes with distance learning.
But as I have previously written, parents need to make sure they give themselves plenty of grace during this time and understand that kids are resilient, and that learning can occur without fancy devices or digital apps or even structured lesson plans.
For example, April is National Autism Awareness Month. Veteran teacher Rebecca Friedrichs encourages families to use this year’s theme of kindness to help their children learn more about empathy for others and how to live out the Golden Rule by studying the inspiring stories of people who have experienced bullying or overcome difficulties.
One such example is 23-year-old Matthew Kenslow, who shares short stories from his life and the bullying he has dealt with because of his mild form of autism.
Families can then follow-up the reading with any of the ideas below to promote further learning.