School Social Worker Corner

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

 

Motivation

  1. 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.