Advice: How to keep kids engaged

“As K-12 schools across the country announce temporary closures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, there are things teachers and parents can do to keep students interested in learning at home, experts say.

“I hope that, in addition to whatever worksheets they assign, teachers will tell kids, ‘I want you to pick one project that you’re really excited about and go deep,’” says Denise Pope, a senior lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education and a founder of the education nonprofit Challenge Success.

Here, Pope shares what home-based lessons could look like, the challenges some families may face, and why a little downtime—even playing videogames or watching TV—isn’t such a bad idea:

To read the interview with Pope, check it out here: https://www.futurity.org/covid-19-school-closures-kids-learning-at-home-2306492/