As families stay home to slow the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), many parents and guardians are now—at least temporarily—taking on the responsibility of teaching their children. As many caregivers have become first-time teachers, they’ve faced new hurdles, often finding it especially challenging to instruct children while simultaneously working from home.
As a public service to families, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) has produced videos that offer tips and assurances to parents and guardians who find themselves temporarily teaching their children.
- Top 7 School-at-Home Questions—Answers to common questions asked by parents teaching their children at home for the first time. (Also airs on Comcast Channel 15/Consolidated 21/U-Verse 14: 4/25/20 at 9:16 a.m. and 5/5/20 at 12:30 p.m.)
- “What if I am not qualified to home school?”
- “What should I prioritize?”
- “What if I ruin my child’s education?”
- What First-Time At-Home Teachers Should Know—Top tips for parents teaching their children at home for the first time. (Also airs on Comcast Channel 15/Consolidated 21/U-Verse 14: 4/25/20 at 9 a.m. and 5/4/20 at 12:30 p.m.)
- “You are not re-creating school in your home.”
- “Use board games as learning tools.”
- “Cut yourself some slack. You are new at this.”
Due to the school closures related to COVID-19, SCOE is providing a collection of resources as a public service for students, families, and school districts. The collection includes remote learning resources by subject and a growing catalog of SCOE-produced supplemental enrichment videos. New videos are being added regularly, and many are also being broadcast on cable television by SCOE’s partner, the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium (SECC).