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Lockdown teaching and learning: A quick guide for families

Feeling daunted by the return to remote teaching? In this two-part series Sara Davidson and Sean Harris look at some of the basic research-informed principles that can help teachers and parents to navigate learning at home. In part two they offer advice for parents/carers

While remote education know-how has increased exponentially over the course of the last year, teachers and parents alike may still feel that blended learning is outside of their comfort zone for many reasons. In these two articles we want to dissect what the research says about effective approaches. We now look at ways in which parents and carers can apply the principles of learning into the home environment. To read the first article in the series, aimed at teaching staff, click here.


Teachers are in the business of learning and because of teacher-researchers we now know even more about effective ways to help children learn. However, parents and carers also have a vital role to play in supporting children in managing and computing learning.

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