Are you, the homeschooling parent, ready for some tips for your students studying online?
Kids learning online can definitely have its pros and cons.
The reasons for choosing online education for your homeschool are endless.
Some love it, some hate it.
Some take one class, a few classes or all classes online.
Some even use educational apps and educational games in their homeschool.
If you have decided to go for it, there are some important things to keep in mind.
Let’s talk about some tips that will help make virtual learning a better learning experience for your children at home.
These tips are for kids of all ages, but the older ones can read this directly and put together their own plan.
Watch & Listen the Episode here:
As you watch or listen to this training, know that you will be able to get more information than what is included in this blog post.
I really want to encourage you to take the time to watch or listen and take notes.
This will be helpful to you now and in the future.
This is Part 1 of this list because I want to make sure that the list doesn’t get too long or overwhelming.
I also don’t want tips skipped for the sake of covering others.
Take your time to read through these tips.
If your children are old enough to start taking ownership of their time management, then bring them into this conversation!
I wrote these lists of tips as if I were talking to your kids, actually.
Go through each tip on Part 1 and really make a plan before moving onto Part 2.
Trust me… you will be glad you did!
Before you start, grab a notepad to jot some notes.
You might have ideas pop into your mind as you read my tips, so write them down.
I want to make sure you don’t forget those ideas because, chances are, they are really good ones!
1 Make and commit to a study plan.
Starting our list off with a BANG!
Although your lessons will be prepared by your online school and your teacher, it will be beneficial if you have a plan for how you will be learning at home as well.
Create a schedule for studying that includes specific times during the day that are reserved exclusively for studying the material in the online classes.
Create a comfortable study area in your room or learning environment in your home where you can concentrate on your studies.
Set up a table where your screen will be set at eye level so your neck isn’t hurt.
Your chair must be comfortable, but also encourage good posture.
Make sure that, no matter how you set it up, it will help you focus and not fall asleep!
2 Take down notes during lectures.
While watching lessons being facilitated by your teacher on screen, take notes to help you remember what you’ve learned.
Your teacher will almost certainly say something important that is not written on the slides, so it is best to have a pen and paper ready to jot down any important points.
No more seatmates to rely on so it’s better to do the work!
Notes are also extremely useful for later on when it comes to reviewing for exams.
Use a notepad or notebook that is exclusively used for each of the classes.
Keep your notes organized.
Keep nice handwriting because you will need to read your notes later!
3 Take breaks in between.
Study in blocks to lessen the strain.
After finishing one lesson, take a five minute break before moving on to the next.
Aside from giving your studies your complete attention, it is critical to devote your full attention to giving your mind and body the time they require to rest and regenerate as well.
There are some fun things you can do while you are taking breaks.
Learn a new and easy recipe, play with a fidget toy, go for a short walk, go chat with a family member or neighbor.
Take some time off all screens, so don’t sit in front of your TV or your phone (if you have one)!
4 Take pride in your accomplishments.
It can be difficult to concentrate while studying at home.
Recognize and reward yourself for each small victory you achieve along your journey.
Make use of your imagination when it comes to motivating yourself to study.
You can also inquire of your peers about what motivates them to study in order to generate ideas.
Use a cork board or a frame to put up some great things that you are doing.
Maybe if you get a good grade, you wrote a great paper or anything that you are proud of.
Head over to Part 2!
Learning from home can present its own set of difficulties, but it can also be a rewarding experience.
Students who are motivated and focused can study at their own pace, take charge of their environment, and develop independence and personal leadership — skills that are critical in today’s competitive environment.
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