How can I help my child to better organize and focus in his virtual classes and / or assignments?

The learning process is challenging for all children and adolescents. As if this were not enough, quarantine is a key moment for those who have difficulties in acquiring new and more complex knowledge. Dis
tance education becomes a great challenge for the child or adolescent and their family. Her
e are some guidelines for students. parents:

Before work time:

  • Provide a quiet and permanent workplace, where you can study alone, without losing parental supervision.
  • Check that the height of the desk and chair are of adequate size; feet must be supported, if necessary use a foot stool and / or chair cushion.
  • Have the schedule physically and within reach, review it early in the morning to know what courses you have each day.
  • Make a list of the daily courses and put a check on each one when you have completed the work, so you will see the pending of the day.
  • Provide a clock and be aware of class schedules and breaks. If it is necessary to program an alarm with the start time of each class.
  • Have school materials at hand (books, notebooks, supplies).
  • Remember to comply with the rules for synchronous encounters (enter punctually, put your first and last name, keep the camera on at all times).
  • Guide in the use of appropriate study techniques: speed reading, comprehensive reading, underlining, summary, outline and graphic organizers.
  • Remember that if they need help they can ask for it, teachers or parents.
  • When we support them, offer our undivided attention; avoiding other parallel activities or distractions such as cell phones or television.
  • Using reinforcement and positive language, this will improve bonding, self-esteem, and open doors for dialogue.
  • Talk to him about his motivation to study, the reasons that will make him move and do it.
  • Give importance to school work. Show that all Courses and all activities are important.

During work:

  • Remember the good posture when working, as well as the positive attitude towards it.
  • Take scheduled breaks, avoiding the use of screens. It is suggested to take active breaks (stretch, move, get fresh air and hydrate).
  • If signs of inattention are observed, such as excessive restlessness or low focus on the task, it is suggested to add active pauses.
  • Supervise cell phone use during study time.
  • Keep distractors away during synchronous and asynchronous classes such as other electronic devices that are not necessary in class and other distractors.
  • Supervise at times that the work is being done correctly.

At the end of work time:

  • Be clear about the incomplete tasks of each day, making use of the daily check list.
  • Plan pending ones, prioritizing by delivery date or complexity.
  • Remember to use Academic Advisory time so that it can be used to complete incomplete assignments.
  • Take care of the hours of sleep, exercise, food, family time, contact with friends.
  • Organize free time; encourage a variety of activities, avoiding the excessive use of screens.


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