The initial shock of having our kids at home may be wearing off, but the challenge of keeping the days productive and engaging continues. For black families, finding resources, books, and content is “extra.” In this episode of the ‘Education is Power’ broadcast, Chris “Citizen” Stewart talks to educator, librarian, speaker, and writer Shawnta Barnes about excelling in our new role as home teachers.
The conversation flows from how families can adapt to the sudden transition to technology-based “distance learning,” to advice for keeping a good relationship with your child’s educator. Shawnta also shares her thoughts from an educator’s perspective on making sure kids have age-appropriate learning resources and what it looks like to give each child what they need in an educational setting.
Watch the full video above for real talk about how to best handle this unexpected shift to education at home and make sure to follow Shawnta Barnes’ education blogging over at the Indy K12 Education Blog.