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Khan Academy allows your child to learn at their own pace. As their Coach, you have access to tools that allow you to support your child’s learning journey.

As a parent or mentor, here are a few suggestions on how to use Khan Academy:

  • Check on stats: Use the KA data reports to find out how much time your child is spending on KA, what is their focus and what they are struggling with

  • Have routine check-ins: Work with your child to set milestones for what they will accomplish that day, week, or month. It helps provide transparency, as well as build motivation through periodic milestones. One popular option is to keep a physical journal with the milestones and any scratchwork (there's something exciting about tangibly crossing off something on a list!). If you'd like to align goals to grade level standards, check out the Common Core map, which shows Khan Academy content aligned to the US-based standard. 

  • Encourage and support: Use the data provided in KA to identify your child’s strengths and empower your child to overcome any challenges. For example, you might acknowledge an impressive badge that was recently earned, or encourage your child to take the hints or watch a video for an exercise that he/she might be struggling with.

  • Learn with them: Role model what lifelong learning looks like. Either choose a new topic to learn together or just learn a topic separately.

  • Advocate for them: Talk to their teachers or other coaches about how to get involved and be supportive, or how Khan Academy can be integrated into their formal education.

If you have not already checked out the Getting Started section for Parents and Mentors, click here to check it out!.