The COVID-19 outbreak has forced teachers, students, and parents into distance learning with little notice--here's how to ease the transition, like this young girl learning on a laptop.

6 ways to bring calm to distance learning in a pandemic


The COVID-19 outbreak has forced teachers, students, and parents into distance learning with little notice--here's how to ease the transition

Distance learning is a way of life for more than 56 million kids in the U.S. right now. With the ongoing concern, it looks like this will be the new norm for the rest of the school year in a lot of places around the US.

This is a huge change, not just for students, but also for their families, the community, and more than 3 million educators. All of this change can bring stress, anxiety, and uncertainty.

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However, it doesn’t have to define who we are as a society. I’ve curated and created 6 simple steps to help you create a sense of calm and certainty in distance learning, and in these uncertain times, while making learning fun again for you and your families.

1. Be present and available​: Distance learning is a whole new concept for everyone. One way to help is to make yourself available to the kids and parents. This doesn’t mean you’re at their beck and call.

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