Tips for Parents/Kids While Schools Are Closed

Setting Up Learning Spaces and Workspaces for Each Family Member

Getting children motivated for learning at home can be a challenge. One way to make this more exciting and successful is to spend the time setting up a designated learning space for each child. Get them involved so they feel positive about the space and the changes to their learning environment. Challenge them to spend some time making the space their own.  (See 9 Elements of a Good eLearning Space).

Remember to Model Behavior

Parents should model the behavior they want their children to do. If kids are studying, then I tell parents to go ahead and read a magazine, read the newspaper, read a book.  Just be on hand so you’re modeling exactly what you want your kids to do. If they think you’re busy doing something more fun, they’re not going to be very focused on studying.