- get involved in the student’s education in the role of Learning Coach.
- dedicate time to keeping the student motivated throughout the day.
- provide ongoing guidance and encouragement.
- help monitor student comprehension and progress.
- organize and structure the learning day.
- maintain regular contact with their child’s teachers.
- Parent/Guardian/Caregiver role as a Learning Coach
What exactly is a learning coach? A learning coach is a parent, family member, or another adult that is at home with the student while the student is going through their courses.
- Guide the student through the lessons as needed.
- Discuss the concepts being taught.
- Assist with interactive tools and games.
- Oversee assignments.
- Help facilitate hands-on learning that may be in the course.
- Check for understanding of assignments.
- Keep the student on schedule and pace.
- Ensure all course components are being done with fidelity (independent reading, novel studies, practice activities, etc.).
- Communicate with the teacher as needed.
Understanding the importance of your role as a learning coach is key to the success of your student. As a learning coach, you are committed to helping your student go beyond what is online and bringing those concepts to life.
Providing time in the day to talk about what a student is learning will reinforce learned concepts, providing him or her with a better chance of success towards mastery.