Learning from home can be challenging at any age. Weather you are a parent trying to create the perfect learning area for your child or perhaps you are the student, regardless a good peaceful area for learning is key!
If they prefer silence, a spare room or their bedroom could be good options. If they enjoy some background noise, consider choosing a spot in the kitchen or near your office if you’re working from home. If there are several location options, you can have your child try each one to see which works best for them.
Ask your child to turn off their phone and social media when they’re learning, and have the TV off as well. For older children, you may want to check out apps and tools that can help eliminate distractions like. You can experiment with playing instrumental music to block other sounds or to break silence. Some find this helpful and others do not.
Choose a chair that your child can comfortably sit in for long periods of time, and ensure they have a desk or other flat surface that can accommodate their books, laptops, and other learning supplies. Note: we do not recommend using a bed as learning space; you don’t want your child to fall asleep in the middle of their lessons! Also, doing things besides sleeping in bed can lead to trouble falling and staying asleep at bedtime.
This can include natural lighting from windows or light from lamps.
Encourage your child to keep their space organized and clutter-free. Perhaps you could incentivize them with a small reward each week if they successfully keep their space clean.
If this is not possible, and you’ll be using a shared or multipurpose space, do what you can to signal to your child when it’s time to learn. Clear away all other materials from that space, have your child’s studying supplies at hand, keep it organized, and ensure there is good lightning and no distractions. Having decorations that are only used when learning could also help signal to your kids that it’s time to learn.
Those were some great ideas!
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Students retain up around 25 to 60 percent more learning material during online classes. This is compared to the measly 10% retention in a classroom. Remote learning is useful for some students because it’s faster and easier to learn. Students can go back and reread materials at their own pace.
There are also lots of tips to make home learning successful!