Preparation is key for many things in life—especially when it comes to your child’s education. Taking some time to get ready for your virtual classroom activities each day will help you gather your thoughts and enable you to facilitate the school day smoothly, which can also provide the opportunity to think about ways to enhance or individualize your child’s learning experience. Additionally, getting prepared is a proactive step you can take to help ease the (thankfully temporary!) anxiety that’s common among new Learning Coaches.
Although it is key for virtual school success, preparation doesn't need to take up a lot of time. Some Learning Coaches set aside an hour or two each weekend to prepare for the entire week and others prepare for the following day while their students are working independently.
To help you prepare for your child’s interactive classroom activities online, here is a checklist of steps to consider: