In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Tanya Acosta about navigating distance learning. With states around the country announcing school closures for the remainder of the year, distance learning is our new normal.

We invited our long-time friend, Tanya Acosta, an elementary school educator with 16 years of experience, to share distance learning tips for success.

Tanya covers setting schedules, creating a designated school space, adjusting routines based on your child’s needs, and lots more to keep kiddos on track while remaining flexible.

Tanya has worked in the education field in different variations for about 16 years. She is certified in elementary education K-6, Exception Education (special education) K-12 and have a reading endorsement for grades K-12.

She has worked in the elementary capacity for most of her career as a classroom teacher and ESE teacher. She spent four years as a reading MTSS coach working with teachers and training them on reading instruction and how to implement interventions for their students.

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Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See time stamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through!

  • 4:16 Distance learning tips & tricks
  • 8:43 Tips for setting up a dedicated distancing learning space in your home 
  • 15:11 Routines to put in place to help your kids stay on track
  • 18:45 How much time should students be spending on school work?
  • 24:26 How much flexibility to allow right now & thoughts on lowering expectations
  • 27:30 Student retention during distance learning 
  • 34:02 Advice for parents who aren’t home during the day on how to check in on school work & keep their kids on track
  • 36:56 What does a healthy family mean to you?

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