While strong parent-teacher communication has always been important, it’s now critical since many caregivers feel overwhelmed with the demands of distance learning. Educators must be sure parents understand what is expected of students so they can help support learning strategies from home. One step many teachers have taken is implementing virtual office hours so parents and students know when to reach out for help.
The issue is even more complicated for parents of English language learners. Many ELL families don’t have access to computers, in which case some use phones to access remote learning.