School Social Worker Corner
Hello parents! If you have questions about how to best meet your child’s social-emotional learning needs during distance learning then you’ve come to the right place. Knowledge is power! Here you can find resources that I personally recommend to provide guidance on many common social-emotional needs that come up during distance learning. You’ll find different common issues that have come up during distance learning with a variety of resources and strategies underneath each one. I will continue to update this page so keep visiting it! - Jordan Shafer, School Social Worker
- If you’ve noticed your child saying things like “I’m just not good at this”, refusing to get started, or rushing to get through tasks, try:
- Implementing a growth mindset. You can read about the concept here and how to implement it here.
- Give choices. For example, if your child doesn’t want to write, provide them with a few different possible topics and have them pick their favorite.
- Set a timer and reward them for staying on task for the duration of the timer. It can be very small such as 2 minutes of free time in reward for 10 minutes of math problems.
- Work next to/ near your child on your own task. This shows your child how you remain focused and motivated.