Parenting Virtual Students

Edition 7

How Parents can Help Their Kids While Managing Distance Learning

As we start a new semester, parents have been asking, What is the best way to help my kids during Virtual learning? One of the most common concern include, worrying about different teaching methods while managing home life and school together. Click below for some suggestions to guide parent involvement.
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Virtual Student Orientation

VIDEO (Instrucciones para CC)


1.Haga clic en el video para comenzar

2. Haga clic en "CC" para activar los subtítulos

3.Haga clic en configuración (estrella al lado de "CC")

4.Haga clic en "Subtítulos / CC (1)"

5.Haga clic en "Traducción automática"

6.Desplácese hacia abajo y haga clic en el idioma apropiado

(Las capacitaciones de STEP proporcionarán copias de folletos solo en español

Knox County Schools (KCS) Online Safety

Resources aimed at helping students and families get acquainted with how to stay safe online.

Para traducir el sitio web del condado de Knox al español, haga clic en "Traducir" en la esquina superior derecha de la pantalla y seleccione "Español".

Student Tutorials

At Home Incentives Part 2

As you continue to use an incentive system throughout the day to promote positive behavior, it is important to start transitioning your child to incentives that are less frequent but are still highly desirable. This would occur when your child is having success with the desired behavior we are targeting.


For example, if staying in your area is the desired behavior - then your child using this behavior at a high rate would be a good time to transition to a daily reward.


The first step would be goal setting with your child. For example, you earn a point every 30 minutes for showing the target behavior (in area, etc.).


Then look at their schedule and determine how many points can be earned in 30 minute increments during learning time. Let us say there are 10 possible earn times a day. Then earning 7 out of 10 points may be a good start. Meeting the goal of 7 would then give your child their daily reward.


These rewards do not have to be of monetary value but need to be desirable. Doing an interest inventory is a great way to work with your child on what could motivate them to meet their desired behavior goal. It is important to work with your child to get their input, and also be flexible and creative in ways to support them. After establishing daily incentives, you can then set weekly goals and provide weekly incentives. I have attached some examples of at home incentives that could be used as well as an example of an interest/reinforcement inventory!

Examples of Free Home Incentives

Most parents are at a loss for what might motivate their child. Click below for a list of no cost (except your time) incentives for a variety of age groups.

What Could Motivate Your Child

Behavioral Interview and Reinforcement Survey

What is Seesaw (Elementary Education Tool)


  • Seesaw is a simple way for teachers and students to record and share what's happening in the classroom.

  • Seesaw gives students a place to document their learning, be creative and learn how to use technology.

  • Each student gets their own journal and will add things to it, such as photos, videos, drawings, or notes.

Learn more about it by clicking on the link below:

Introduction to Seesaw for Families

Elementary School Students

VIDEO (Instrucciones para CC)

1.Haga clic en el video para comenzar

2. Haga clic en "CC" para activar los subtítulos

3.Haga clic en configuración (estrella al lado de "CC")

4.Haga clic en "Subtítulos / CC (1)"

5.Haga clic en "Traducción automática"

6.Desplácese hacia abajo y haga clic en el idioma apropiado

(Las capacitaciones de STEP proporcionarán copias de folletos solo en español

Parent Tip Sheet

Whether this is your first experience with Virtual Learning or your child has been doing it for a while, here are a few tips on how to help your child through some of the common challenges your child may face:


  • Helping students stay organized
  • Making safe connections with friends online
  • Helping students experiencing difficult with transitioning to online learning


Click on the Link below for the "PARENT TIP SHEET"

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Ways to Help Your Teen Stay Organized

Thursday, Jan. 28th, 6:30-7:45pm

This is an online event.

Do you know a teen who struggles with keeping track of their schoolwork, managing their time, and staying on-task? These are called executive functioning skills. Learn about technologies that can help middle and secondary students (grades 7 – 12) develop these skills. This virtual workshop is brought to you by MN Statewide Family Engagement Center and PACER's Simon Technology Center.

Incorporating Movement to Support Focus in Young Learners

Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 12-1pm

This is an online event.

This workshop will explore tools like supportive seating and structured movement breaks to help young students incorporate movement throughout the day with the goal of increasing focus.