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Are You Struggling with Your Distance Learning Classes?
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Are you trying to get a full lesson done each day? Why? Slow things down and remember this is just a tool. Try watching the video one day and completing the assignment the next, or watch a portion of the video one day and the rest the next. Use the rewind whenever needed. You don't have to finish a complete lesson every day. I like to say, “Teach to learn the lesson, not to get to the next lesson.” If it takes three days, then take that time to work on the lesson—it’s okay. The videos are tools to come alongside you, not to rule you. The Distance Learning teachers are there to assist you. You know your children, so make adjustments to fit their needs. Also, it’s okay to do open book tests once in a while. That will serve as an encouragement if they are struggling through a difficult stage.

Remember, our BJU Press textbooks are not memory work. They are teaching critical thinking skills, so the recall must be thought through. Also, in the 7th and 8th grade, young teens are going through some emotional and physical changes. They will see these academic materials again in high school so don't sweat it here. Take time out during these years to love on your children and teach them other skills—maybe organizing and study skills—so you can work toward more independence on their part. We shouldn’t be schooling every day into the evening hours. We need to adjust our materials to fit our schedule.

Phil 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Eujeana Chism
Manager | Trainer, Customer and Consultant Development
http://www.reachingfamilies.com


 

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