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Planning ahead for another year in virtual school? Here are five tips for effective remote learning



Will your child be attending virtual school this September? Stay ahead of the learning curve with these simple remote learning tips.

Keep to a school schedule

School time means structured time, and maintaining that schedule will be your best tool to separate class time from playtime. Using a timer to clearly block off chunks of time for work and breaks will do wonders for your child’s study discipline.

Create designated environments

Create effective habits and provide dedicated spaces for learning. Set aside part of the home for your child’s workspace and let them unwind somewhere else. If space is tight, even a small corner or table blocked off from everything else can create that mental separation needed for focusing.

Get creative with new tools

Sometimes all it takes is something new to keep kids motivated. For example, some colourful binders with their favourite characters can help with organization, a white noise app can help with concentration. If your child doesn’t use every tool provided, that’s OK. The important thing is introducing them to the importance of finding the right tools to stay productive.

Communicate with teachers

The relationship between parents and teachers has never been more essential to your kids’ success at school. Make sure you’re regularly checking in to see what’s working and what needs improvement. Whether it’s email, a phone call or video call, find what works and stick to it. 

Make sure your connection is up to snuff

Even the best remote learning setup can fall prey to a poor internet connection. This can be especially challenging in rural or remote areas. The faster connection will help your child stay on track, no matter what the challenge.