Remote learning has been an option for quite some time — whether it was in the form of correspondence classes or through colleges that exist entirely online.
But never before have so many students across all age groups been required to set up desks inside their own homes.
Almost overnight, schools and universities across the country had been pressed into distance learning, with 74% of the country's 100 biggest districts choosing to start education from afar in the 2020 school year, according to a report from Education Week.
Whether it's as serious as an extended public health crisis or the need for greater flexibility for learners, some amount of distanced education is here to stay. But managing this new normal requires more than just setting boundaries. Parents and guardians have to balance their already busy daily weekday responsibilities with this additional, crucial role.
How to handle it all? Three experts — a public school counselor, the general manager of a tutoring company, and a behavioral psychologist — share recommendations and six creative solutions that will help you better balance the often chaotic reality of learning in a non-classroom environment.