Seaons 1 Episode 28: Creating the Perfect at Home Learning Environment

By Chey Cheney

Chey and Pav, two experienced middle school teachers from the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada, take listeners through the in’s and out’s of the field of Teaching, Learning and Leadership. Through their anecdotal, yet often comedic banter, laced with caring insightfulness, they take their audience into a conversation that is surely eye-opening and entertaining, while tackling some of the real, and ever-changing issues that exist in Education.

In Episode 28 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their at-home learning environment for their kids. They discuss what the atmosphere has been like, what they have established as their schedule for the day, and what they predict schedules will be like once the distance ed programs begin with school. 
They duo talks about the importance of “Soft Schedules,” dedicated time to make and create during the day, and the need for students to have lots of unstructured time. The day cannot be as rigid as it was while we were in school – at home we have to give our children some loose time schedules and frameworks to work around.
There should be lots of time during the day to play, there should be opportunity to learn some life and home skills, and there should be time to read. We want to be able to get quality learning out of our children, but we have to remember the social and emotional factors that affect our kids on a daily basis. 
Chey and Pav offer some strategies that can be employed once distance learning begins for them in the home, and how to go about creating a working atmosphere that works for everyone in the household. 
The Dynamic Duo introduces Chuck Moss, Principal of Dinwiddie Middle School in Virginia for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, as he talks about building upon school culture in an at-home learning environment. 
Remember to Inspire, Don’t Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. 

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