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Working and Learning Online During a Pandemic


School districts and universities across the country are taking action to protect students and their families from COVID-19. Many families now face a new virtual reality – the possibility of prolonged learning, at home. Mickey Revenaugh, the co-founder of Pearson’s Connections Academy, one of the nation’s largest K-12 online schools, recently spoke to The Daily Buzz to share advice about virtual and online learning. She says the first step is to remember that it’s all about the health, safety and well-being of your family.

Mickey says having a schedule makes a huge difference. She suggests breaking the academic day into 30-50 minute chunks. And, for the much-needed breaks, Mickey advises keeping kids engaged socially with virtual playdates using platforms like FaceTime and Google Hangout.

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