For many students and parents, virtual and online learning from home has created some great opportunities however navigating through the development of new routines and study habits may be a challenge. We are #allinthistogether and I thought I would share some tips that have helped our family and clients. I am a mom of three incredible boys, each with their own personality, strengths, dreams and study habits.
I recently asked my son Nathan, who is 14 and we have discovered has a whole set of skills that we did not know until the temporary closure of schools. Nathan has quite the entrepreneurial spirit and drive (that will absolutely also benefit him in his studies). He has generously stepped up to help me and our team with some tasks in our business. I also asked him what his advice would be for other students and families during this time, here’s what he shared (I may be biased because I’m his mom, but I think these are pretty awesome tips we can all apply in school, business and family life).
#1 Keep your mind active and positive – do some reading.
#2 Stay connected with friends on any social platform.
#3 Enjoy time with family- be creative in your STAYcation.
These tips got me thinking about my role as an educator, and thought I would share a few tips to help students and families who are learning about online learning, virtual coursework and making the best of schooling at home.
- Workspace/study-space- choose a space that is free of distractions and comfortable.
- Routines- create a schedule or a routine, it may not be exactly the routine you had at school but creating a daily routine can reduce wasted time and increase success.
- Wellbeing- make sure you take time for self care. This includes breaks
- Communication and Collaborate with classmates
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We’ll continue sharing more tips in our future blogs. With many of you commencing your online courses this week, we wish you great success in learning online. A great video to start with is:
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