Creating Successful Routines and Schedules

Successful Learning Coaches have shared that setting a daily routine with an established wake up time and morning routine provides the consistency needed to start the day off on the right foot.  Students are more successful when they have structure and the security of a planned sequence of events during the school day.  

It is important to structure your student’s daily routine around their required Live Learning and help sessions. State-certified teachers will gauge where your student’s strengths and weaknesses are and your student may have more or fewer required Live Learning sessions which vary with grade level and ability.  Live Learning requirements include whole class sessions or supplementary sessions for students who may need a little extra help from their teachers. 

Posting a daily schedule near your student’s work space will ensure that everyone understands the expectations of the school day.  Structure the schedule to best meet the needs of your student and family, while ensuring your student is completing the required 6 hours of school each day.  

Your daily schedule should include the following:
          -Begin the day by logging in and previewing daily lessons and

           assignments 
          -Note the times of Live Learning and live help sessions for the day
          -Check emails from teachers daily for important information about

           courses/assignments
          -Compete any overdue activities from the previous day
          -Work through each activity in the Edgenuity curriculum daily schedule

 

Students often work best in chucks rather than straight through the day. For example, a family might work on school assignments from 8-11am, 12-2pm, and 3-4pm with breaks for exercise, lunch and quiet time.

 

When structuring your family schedule, consider some of the following factors:
          -What time of day your student is at their best?  Do you have an early              riser 
who works best in the morning or does your student work best

          later in the day?  
          -Does your student work better with a strict schedule showing them     

          which subject to complete during each time block or are they able to

          work independently and can work on subjects in an order they decide

          each day?  
         -Do they need to spend more time on a particular subject that takes

          them longer and less time on other subjects they tend to move

          through more quickly?
         -Are there subjects they need increased Learning Coach support on 

          and how does your personal schedule affect when you can work with

          them more?
 

Remember: Consistency is essential in the development of a good schedule. Having a planned day and established routines ensures that both you and your student understand the expectations of their school day. 

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