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Near-term, more online education is inevitable…

July 29, 2020

So, parents need to ramp-up for home schooling.

Those are pivotal conclusions that I’ve reached based on the following observations & assumptions:

> Some school systems are starting fully online this fall … and, the number seems to be increasing everyday.

> Others schools are mixing a hybrid of in-class and online learning.

> Even schools starting fully in-class will need to provide an online option for students whose parents opt them out of in-class.

> Similarly, even schools starting fully in-class will need to provide an online option for students who catch the coronavirus and are quarantined.

> Some (or many) schools that start in-class may encounter viral outbreaks that force them to reverse course and go fully online.

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Bottom line: Near-term, more online education is inevitable… and, longer-term, it may become a permanent component of practically all educational programs.

So the critical question for educators to ask is not whether or not to go online … it is how to quickly develop and launch effective online teaching … and how to incorporate online learning in on-going curriculums.

For parents, the question is not if, but how to provide a nurturing learning environment at home.

Hillary preached that “It Takes a Village”.

But, sometimes you just can’t count on “the village” to raise and educate your kids.

In those instances, it’s nice to have a nuclear family to fall back on …