Digital Promise Signature Workspace

K.D.'s: At-Home Learning Environment

This workspace was created by K.D. Meucci, a member of the Learner Variability Project's Practitioner Advisory Board. It is designed for parents who want to set up an at-home learning center for their children and tie in academic, physical and social & emotional needs.

My strategies

Discussing Emotions

Literacy 4-6

Teaching students how to label, identify, and manage emotions helps them learn Inhibition & Self-Regulation skills.

Encourage Student Self-advocacy

Literacy 4-6

Actively and authentically encouraging all students to seek support, ask questions, and advocate for what they believe in creates a safe space for risk-taking and skill development and supports a Sense of Belonging.

Family Engagement

Literacy 4-6

Family engagement happens when educators and schools collaborate with families to collectively support their child's learning in meaningful ways, both at school and at home.

Individual Spaces

Literacy 4-6

Having spaces where students can go supports self-regulation and individual deliberate practice.

Movement Breaks

Literacy 4-6

Brain breaks that include movement allow learners to refresh their thinking and focus on learning new information.

Positive Self-talk

Literacy 4-6

When students reframe negative thoughts and tell themselves kind self-statements, they practice positive self-talk.

Predictability: Environment & Structure

Literacy 4-6

Maintaining consistent classroom routines and schedules ensures that students are able to trust and predict what will happen next.

Sound Level

Literacy 4-6

Providing ways for students to adjust sound level supports individual auditory needs.

Student Choice

Literacy 4-6

Providing students a voice in their learning is critical for making learning meaningful.


Literacy 4-6

Providing ways for students to meet their individual temperature needs supports Attention and Inhibition & Self-Regulation.


Literacy 4-6

Timers help students learn how to self-pace and transition.

Uncluttered Environment

Literacy 4-6

Spaces that are structured, organized, and clean provide increased room for collaboration and active learning.