With the extension of lockdown in some states and even countries, learning at home has become normal and with that comes a growing concern about how best to maintain a balanced study habit for students.
A balanced study habit can be challenging, and tricky to maintain. This can be made possible by ensuring that the daily schedule of a student at home includes a balance of academic, creative, physical and social activities with clear expectations for wake-up and bedtimes.
Here are some helpful tips to encourage students to maintain a balanced study habit during a lockdown:
- Have a flexible schedule; irrespective of the age of the student, keeping them on a schedule will create predictability and reduce anxiety. Try to structure the study schedule but not rigid. Strike a balance between study times (school work), time rest/take a break and engage in other creative/productive activities.
- Stay active; Students spend a lot of time moving around in school, that is why it is important to ensure that they are still engaging in physical actives while they at home. Daily exercises like skipping, squats, and even dancing can be beneficial to young adults.
- Widen your learning; Studying for hours on end at home can be exhausting. Try not to limit learning to read and writing alone, because some learning can be done creatively through improving your life skills and creative activities. Studies have shown that learning to play a musical instrument can enhance verbal memory, spatial reasoning, and literacy skills. Other creative activities include baking, photography, videography, drawing/sketching, hair-dressing, make-up/cosmetology, etc.
- Socialize; while social distancing, it is important to stay connected with friends and family. Just like recess or lunchtime in school where students have time to eat and converse with peers, they should also have time slots for connecting virtually with their peers or distant family members. This could be done through facetime or alternative technological means.
- Maintain a healthy sleeping habit; it is important to maintain a healthy sleep routine while at home. We encourage a healthy sleep routine for students, going to bed early in the evening and having small naps during the day can significantly improve productivity.
- Connect with Teachers/Tutors; educational institutions must keep track of students’ academic growth. Schools are moving to online delivery and have an array of educational platforms available to support student learning and connection between students and teachers. Pay attention to information shared by the school on how online learning will be facilitated and download recommended apps and programs to support learning.
Bridge House College has resumed to a different way of learning. Our focus has shifted to distance learning during this period of lockdown, all classes are virtual and Teachers are online keeping it going. We are here to ensure distance is no barrier to learning.
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