Resilience Now

Tips to help parents work and school from home

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Weekly access to simple, actionable tips to increase your resilience and help you facilitate your children’s continued learning journey. Scroll down for this week's tip.


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A group of Education Wellbeing Experts that includes teachers, psychologists, coaches, researchers and parents with over 275 years of experience.


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We use Wellbeing sciences like Positive Psychology, Neuroscience, and Appreciative Inquiry to help our clients be happier and more resilient.


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BECOMING A BLENDED LEARNER


Tip:

Choose a Supportive Mindset


Try This:

Develop Your Blended Learning Mindset


Why This Works:

Our Thoughts Become Our Reality

Tip

Many students are experiencing “Blended Learning” as we strive to open schools in a safe way. Blended Learning can be defined as, “...education in which a student learns at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace.” (Maxwell 2016)

The key in this definition for child and family empowerment is “some element of student control.” Students and their families have an element of control in Blended Learning and this is where we can find our strength.

We choose how we respond to the new parameters set up by our school system. Within those parameters of Blended Learning, we can decide on things like where our learning space is located in our home, our pace of work, the order in which we complete tasks, or when we choose to do our assignments.

This element of choice can be used to spark family discussions, set up fun workspaces, and create schedules that work for optimal learning for the child and time for other things like movement, meals, relaxation, and of course, parent work time.

Try This

In order to approach the new construct of Blended Learning, we can begin with our own mindset check. How are you feeling about Blended Learning as a way for your child to be educated? What are you saying to your child or to others about this new way of learning?

By taking a look at our approach, we can become aware of healthy mindsets that will support a Blended Learning environment.

There are several mindsets that can be explored and developed that will enhance a Blended Learning experience. Here are some ideas, just to name a few.

Growth Mindset - “My child and I can learn and grow together.”

Curiosity Mindset - “I wonder how this might work?”

Embracing Change Mindset - “This is different, but good.”

Progress over Perfection Mindset - “This may not be perfect, but that’s ok.”

Flexibility Mindset - “We will handle whatever happens.”


Why This Works

As Charles R. Swindoll famously said, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” We may not be able to control the way our children are going back to school right now, but we can control how we respond.

By adopting a positive mindset, we set an example for our children to rise to this challenge with curiosity, resilience, and determination. And we may even have some fun along the way.

Join our Facebook Group, Resilience Now For Parents, where you are invited to ask questions and share your successes. We would love to see you there.

More Resources

In this video you hear directly from students about the benefits of blended learning. This can create a positive attitude toward blended learning for you and your children.

Additional Reading

Blended Learning in Action by Catlin Tucker, Tiffany Wykoff, Jason T Green

Blended Learning Basics A website that defines Blended Learning and explores its benefits