Remote Learning Tips
For academic success when studying from home, we have a few suggestions to help prepare for the following weeks:
- Parents, help your student set up a routine – a reliable daily schedule that will reinforce this time as a continuation of learning, rather than a break or vacation. Students respond well to stability and structure.
- Wake up at a reasonable time, and designate times that imitate what they’re used to at school to some degree. For example,
- Academic work for a length of time
- Take a break (snack and play)
- Back to work
- Break, etc.
- A consistent and appropriate bed time should also be maintained!
- Remember, some students can focus for shorter periods of time (10-15 minutes), while some older and advanced learners can work productively up to an hour before needing a break.
- Help your student create a designated learning space, one that is quiet, neat and free from clutter, and away from distractions (no TV, no video games, etc.).
- Engage your child to work with you to establish their academic success plan.
- Hold your student accountable for completion of work (e.g. “The assigned reading and the writing response must be completed neatly before you can play 10 minutes of video games or play in the yard”). Be the strong and supportive parent we know you are!