The only constant in education is change, and that change is you!

Gavin Mccormack

The only constant in education is change, and that change is you!

The only constant in education is change, and that change is you!

Interactive ‘Learning from Home’ Timetable for Parents Everywhere during Week 2 of lockdown.

Hello everyone,

During this time of ‘learning from home’ it can be hard to decide what is the right amount of each subject to teach. Nobody will call you out for doing a little too much maths or English during these times. My number 1 rule is to follow the child and allow them to find the subjects that interest them. But of course there are limitations.

My golden rule is that maths and English are always non negotiable. They have to be done each day. When they’re done it’s up to you. But for those struggling with the concept I’ve made you a Timetable with resources attached.

Just click the link HERE to access your copy. Once you’ve had a look around, printed to resources and chosen maths lessons that are suited to your child you should stick it on the fridge and make sure everyone knows where it is. It will look something like this.

Discuss options of what to do when your children don’t know what to do next.

In order for parents to be able to work whilst their children are at home, minimal interruptions and questions about what to do next are important. Parents should design a short list entitled ‘What to do when I don’t know what to do next’ and stick this on the wall.

This can include things such as:

• Read a book

• Listen to a podcast

• Illustrate your work

• Watch a documentary

• Write a story

Have fun with the timetable, stay strong and if you need anything just holler. There are plenty of resources and ideas on my website so feel free to have a look around.

8 Responses

  1. This timetable is amazing Gavin, thank you kindly for sharing. It is etched with strong learner outcomes, balanced with enriched learning and thoughtful activities.
    It shows that time is precious and the minutes should not be wasted. Thank you for inspiring teachers as well as families around the world to adjust to the new normal and that it can be accomplished. Stay healthy and well.

  2. This is amazing!!!! Thank you for all your dedication and time! I am having trouble opening the resources and links.

  3. Hi Gavin I have shared your timetable… How have your factored in working parents, competing sibling priorities, technology clashes and informal learning opportunities… would love to understand the balance of the tough and challenging competing priories and how you factored this in… also am curious how you have factored in active versus passive and reflective learners versus social learners? Can we chat about an alliterative versions that accounts for bigger and more complex family situations?

  4. It’s wonderful Gavin…Thank you.
    My son is very creative and intelligent too but he always want to do art activities…He always prefers doing activity with water colours. He can miss his studies, games, watching TV but he has to do something related to colouring everyday
    Should I allow him to do art activities for 1 hour everyday

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