Home Learning Tips for Students & Families

Rhianon Gutierrez Updated by Rhianon Gutierrez

Home Learning Tips for Students

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  1. Work with your family to make a daily schedule and try your best to stick to it.
  2. Try to find a comfortable space that is free of distractions.
  3. Don’t try to do too much. This is a stressful time for all of us. If you are feeling stressed, take a break: It’s ok.
  4. Try to finish all assignments (online/non-online) on time, but understand that it will take a little bit of time to get used to learning online. 
  5. Check in with your teacher regularly. 
  6. Do your best to stay away from TV, YouTube, or multi-tasking when working. 
  7. If you do not understand your assignments, please contact your teacher.
  8. Don’t forget to eat, sleep, and exercise! Breakfast/lunch are available for pick-up at these locations, Monday - Friday.
  9. Take a quick break from the screen every 30 minutes.

Family Tips to Support Home Learning

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  1. Set a daily schedule. 
  • Involve your child in creating the schedule, expectations, and goals. Ask them about what they have been assigned or what they would like to learn about.
  • Build in breaks, outdoor time, meals, and family time.
  1. There are a lot of virtual learning apps available. Check reviews from Common Sense Media to see what others are saying about the app.  
  2. Be mindful of the amount of time your child spends on technology. Alternate online learning with “unplugged” (non-online) activities such as reading, crafts, board games, and other activities. 
  3. Be realistic about goals and expectations. This is a stressful time for all of us; it is more important to have peace of mind than getting anxious over not completing a task. Everyone -- including kids -- needs some unstructured time.
  4. Please aid your child in navigating their classes online. Sometimes, it takes a little bit of time to get used to learning online. 
  5. If possible, provide a distraction-free environment for your child to work with a desk and a chair.
  6. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher/school or visit bostonpublicschools.org/coronavirus.

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