One of the important aspects of student learning when attending school online is creating an effective learning environment. Parents sometimes ask - “Why can’t my student just hop on the family couch or work from their bed?”. Successful Learning Coaches agree that having a dedicated learning space helps students understand that education is a priority and provides a place for them to work in a distraction-free environment. It also helps Learning Coaches to create and maintain routines and build student skills that support independent learning.
Effective learning spaces have several common features:
As important as a dedicated, functional, and organized work environment is, don’t be afraid to allow students to break up their day working in other areas of your home. A bean bag chair for reading time or working outside on a nice day can add some variety to a student’s schedule.