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While learning at home has various benefits, including flexibility and personalization, it can also pose various challenges. These challenges can include less structure, lack of motivation, and greater need for organization.
Learning at home can involve many forms of nontraditional education ranging from unschooling to homeschooling to virtual schooling.
However, it doesn’t have to be hard!
With the right attitude (and the following hacks!), you and your child will be able to succeed in your learning journey. Let’s take a look:
Try Interest-Led Learning
One of the great benefits of homeschooling (and learning at home in general) is personalization. So, this is a great opportunity for your child to pursue their own interests in learning.
At Strike School, we understand that each child is different, meaning that what they want to learn is extremely different from each other. By developing an approach for interest-led learning, it’ll give your child a chance to explore and develop their interests. Most interests can include core subjects.
This can also relieve pressure on them to have to learn things that they personally don’t want to learn, while also relieving the pressure on you as a parent or guardian to figure out what to teach them.
Make Sure Your Workstation Works Properly
If your child uses technology, such as a laptop or a tablet, to complete their schoolwork and homework, it’s important that these devices work properly and are fully charged at the start of the day.
Waking up in the morning to a low battery, slow Internet connection and speed, or a poorly functioning computer or tablet is not fun and can cause delays and disorientation, hurting productivity in the long run. So, we recommend making sure that everything is fully functional and setting up a digital charging station!
You can have one designated place, whether it be on your child’s desk, on a nightstand, or even a kitchen counter, where all of the devices can charge overnight. That way, your technology will be charged for the next day. Make sure to use surge protectors to prevent voltage spikes!
Our last tip is that whenever you’re confused or frustrated, ask for help. There’s nothing wrong with asking for advice or support when you’re in need of it. You may even learn something you wouldn’t have learned if you hadn’t asked for help! It can put you on the faster path to success.
We offer support for homeschoolers and virtual schoolers! Our Homeschool Help, Personalized Learning, and Virtual Classroom options work to support parents and guardians who are involved in their child’s education but need a little help.
Learn more about our options HERE!