How to Succeed at Online Learning
These last six months have shown many across the country that this is the year of flexibility and perseverance through challenging times, and the continued schooling obstacles are no different.
If your child is doing online learning this semester, here are a few tips to make at home schooling as smooth as possible for the whole family.
Designated learning space. If you have the room whether in a spare bedroom, office, or kitchen table, try to create a designated learning space for your child. This way, they have a spot in the house to focus with minimal distractions.
Structure is you friend. Just like in a traditional school environment, it’s really beneficial to have scheduled breaks in the day at home. This will help to get your child accustomed to their daily routine and decrease stress.
Spend time outdoors. Getting outside regularly has endless health benefits, and is good for every member of the household. It’s also an added bonus that the warm Texas weather has finally given us a break! Try going on a walk mid-day or after school to gain more energy for homework.
Make learning fun again. This is a great opportunity to help your child if they’ve been struggling with any tough subjects. Turn their study materials into fun quizzes with prizes. Have a silly dress up day at home. There are so many things you can do you make the school day more exciting, just be creative and have fun!
Create a healthy snack bar. Start the school day off right each day with a nutritious balanced meal. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and gives us the fuel we need to power through our hectic schedule. You can also set up a snack bar in your home for your child to grab a quick bite when needed. Here are a few recipes to try if you child needs a healthy pick-me-up during or after school!
This school year may look a little different from the last, but that doesn’t mean that your children can’t have a good experience!