Because of the coronavirus pandemic, many students are still learning remotely from their usual school. Some students have adapted readily to this new environment, while others may find some challenges with this arrangement.
But we have a few tips to help your student be as successful as possible, even if he or she is not in a traditional classroom.
Step 1: Establish a comfortable learning space.
Whether it’s a desk in a bedroom, the kitchen table, or a cozy nook in the basement, select a spot and maintain it. Keep in mind you’ll need multiple outlets to plug in electrical devices, and try to select a spot with fewer distractions. Award the spot bonus points for natural lighting, which has been shown to benefit health, performance, and concentration. Don’t forget to stock up on any needed supplies, such as notepads and pens, in addition to having computers and tablets charged up and ready to go.
Step 2: Stick to a schedule.
Even if your student’s teacher has a set schedule for instruction, you will want to maintain a set study/homework schedule. Children, in particular, perform the best with structured study times. Find a time where your student is usually the most productive, and stick to that. For the best chances of success, try to avoid procrastination and stay up to date with assignments so that current material can be readily learned.
Step 3: Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
Although instructors are teaching remotely, they are still standing by to help any way by email, phone, or live meetings using Zoom or similar programs. Students can also set up remote work groups to study together.
Step 4: This is not what most of us are used to, and that’s OK.
Stay positive. It’s OK that you feel annoyed, frustrated, or stressed. For many of us, it’s a new skill. So take a deep breath and remember that teachers, students, and parents and other caregivers are all figuring out together the best methods. We will all get through this together!
Step 5: Keep in mind the school’s support staff.
Don’t forget that counselors and other support staff stand ready to assist with your student’s learning challenges. And chances are, they’ve been able to successfully navigate similar challenges, no matter how unique they may seem.
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