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The Star Ledger featured assistant professor of special education Jennifer Pankowski in "How to prepare a remote learning space for kids at home, beyond the screen"

09/04/2020

The Star Ledger featured assistant professor of special education Jennifer Pankowski in "How to prepare a remote learning space for kids at home, beyond the screen"

“Everyone’s situation is different,” says Jennifer Pankowski, assistant professor of special education at Pace University in New York.

One of the best pieces of advice she’s seen is that home classrooms don’t have to be “Pinterest classrooms.”

“You don’t need to go out and buy a $100 headset for your child for remote instruction,” she says (though headphones can be useful when multiple children are in a close space). “You can go to the dollar store and buy a couple pieces of oaktag and make a little barrier for some privacy. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to be able to create a space that’s inviting for learning.”

For some students, remote instruction may even deliver benefits not seen in the classroom. For others, it can presents barriers to education.

Read the full The (NJ) Star Ledger article.