Learning at Home: A Field Guide for Families and Caregivers

We know that you are working hard to balance the demands of work and family while your child is learning at home. As an organization, we believe families are key partners in supporting students to live happy, healthy, and fulfilled lives. As you navigate this new reality and adjust to remote learning, we have assembled this Field Guide to provide guidance and a variety of easy and effective tools for supporting your child’s learning at home.

It is important to recognize that learning will look different at home than it does at school. While the traditional school day might run from 8am-3pm, your child is used to experiencing multiple transitions and differing learning environments as they move between classes and rooms at their school. At home, this will mean that your child may not need to sit quietly in one place doing school work for learning to be effective. 

By focusing on a few key priorities and impactful actions, you can make the most of your child’s learning experience at home, whether you have a few minutes or a few hours each day. Below, you will find easy ways to focus on student engagement, meaningful learning, and relationships while your student is learning at home.

View and download the Family and Caregiver Field Guide here. The Field Guide is also available in the following languages:

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Summit Learning
Summit Learning is a research–based approach to education designed to drive student engagement, meaningful learning, and strong student–teacher relationships that prepare students for life after graduation. Created by teachers with experience in diverse classrooms, Summit Learning is grounded in decades of research about how children learn. With Summit Learning, students gain mastery of core subjects like math, history, English, and science, while also carefully developing the skills and habits of lifelong learners. Summit Learning is independently led and operated by the nonprofit, Gradient Learning.