Supporting students in remote learning is a new experience for all of us, and we are learning as we go. Teachers will be focusing on teaching students how to use Schoology, our Learning Management System.
Identify an appropriate workspace for your student. Working in the
same space every day will help your student be ready to learn.
Support your student in organizing his/her learning materials: books,
paper, pencils, flash drive, and NHS provided head set with
microphone, lap top with camera, and mouse.
Support your student in posting his/her individual class schedule,
along with the school’s master schedule. Visual aids and graphic
organizers in the student’s workspace will be helpful.
Ensure that your internet connection is adequate, that your Wi-Fi
reaches the student’s workspace, or request a mobile hotspot for your
If you are unable to provide a consistent work space for your student,
try to provide additional supports to help with focus and organization,
(such as noise cancelling headphones for independent work time, a
display board or a curtain/screen to block visual distractions, and other
portable tools to help your child if he/she needs to move from place to
place on different days or at different times).
Establish expectations, a schedule, and routines for your student. A
regular bedtime and wake up time is helpful. Teach your student your
expectations for breaks and lunch time. Let your student know that
you will be monitoring progress and checking grades.
If you are working and unable to monitor expectations, schedules, and
routines for your student, support him/her in taking ownership of
his/her own learning.
Provide your student with frequent check-ins. Ask him/her about
learning topics and assignments. Log in to Schoology and view
his/her grades regularly.
If you are working and unable to provide face-to-face check-ins with
your student, meet with him/her before you leave for work or after
you return from work, text your child during your breaks, or call your
child on his/her breaks.
Reinforce your child’s “ready to learn” behavior. Praise him/her when
the work space is organized, materials are ready, assignments are
completed and submitted, he/she is on time and engaged in Zoom