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In view of the containment measures adopted in order to slow down the spread of the new coronavirus, Brazilian schools temporarily suspended face-to-face classes. So, all members of the school community have faced challenges to maintain their school routine at home.
In this context, many schools are using distance learning to reduce the impacts of social isolation on education and to avoid interrupting the teaching-learning process.
Faced with the need to adapt quickly to this situation, educators, parents and guardians of students need to have an open dialogue, helping each other to ensure that children and adolescents continue to learn and develop.
In this post, you will understand the importance of maintaining the school routine at home and learn five tips on how to optimize it, whether to transmit the information to the parents of students, or to adopt it in their home and improve their children’s daily lives. children.
What you will find in this article:
What is the importance of keeping the school routine at home?
In addition to ensuring the continuity of the teaching-learning process, maintaining a healthy and productive school routine during the period of social isolation helps children and adolescents to go through this moment more smoothly.
After all, this gives them the feeling of normalcy, since they will have a pre-defined period to study, just like in school when classes are in person.
Having an organized and balanced routine also prevents students from stressing, as the moments of study and play are well defined. As a result, they make better use of each part of the day and study sessions, which has a positive impact on school performance and children’s well-being.
How to optimize the school routine at home?
Next, see our five tips for optimizing your home school routine and making sure it is efficient.
1. Set schedules
Establishing study schedules and other day-to-day activities is essential to have an effective school routine. Thus, students are not overwhelmed, because there is a specific time to carry out each activity, and they are aware of it.
In addition, planning can help them prepare to stay focused during study sessions. Consequently, they will take more advantage of these moments and assimilate the content better.
A good idea when setting the schedule is to use the same hours as the face-to-face classes for studies and distribute other activities, educational or not, in the remaining hours, remembering to set breaks for rest and meals. This can make the change seem less abrupt for children and adolescents.
2. Enjoy the moments of meals
When it comes to food, you probably know how important it is to ensure that meals are healthy, including a good variety of fruits, vegetables, and liquids (water, natural juices, teas). This allows children to grow up healthy and strengthens their immunity, something even more relevant considering that we are in the middle of a pandemic.
However, have you ever stopped to think that the time for lunch, lunch and dinner involves more than just eating? These moments can be used to strengthen family ties, especially now that parents are spending more time at home. Then, determine the location and times of the meals and plan to be present.
3. Encourage extracurricular activities
At times when children and adolescents are not studying, propose extracurricular activities, taking care to include games that are educational and balance them with totally free moments.
Depending on their children’s interests and age, parents can suggest times for drawing, painting, listening to music, watching a movie, practicing a foreign language, playing family games, reading a book, etc. There are several resources on the internet that bring interesting ideas for educational activities, such as TEC at home.
Through free video lessons available on YouTube, this project shows practical activities that can be done using common materials. Thus, children and adolescents learn concepts of science and technology while applying them.
4. Count on technology
Technology is one of the best allies during quarantine. Allow your children to make video calls with other family members, friends and colleagues, play video games, surf the internet. Make sure that these activities are carried out for limited periods and under supervision.
Technological resources can also be used to complement the classes. Educational games, video classes, classes broadcast live on the internet, exercises and online assessments can be proposed by the school. So, ensure that children have access to the resources needed to participate in them and encourage their involvement.
5. Encourage stretching
Physical health should not be overlooked because of social isolation measures. According to WHO information, physical activities are beneficial for the body and mind. Together with a good night’s sleep, they contribute to the well-being of children, helping to prevent childhood obesity and other diseases in the future.
If you live in a place where there is no space for physical activity during quarantine, a viable alternative is to encourage your children to do stretching or yoga for children. On YouTube, for example, it is possible to find suggestions for easy and safe movements, which parents themselves can help little ones do.
How can Eleva Educação help?
Eleva Educação offers solutions that consider the specificities of distance learning and aim to develop both academic and socio-emotional skills. For this, it provides an adaptive platform with complete, updated and contextualized materials that cover all years of Elementary and Secondary Education, in addition to resources that optimize the routine of educators and students, such as agenda and study plan. Thus, Eleva’s tools are very useful in organizing the school routine, whether carried out in person or at a distance during social isolation.
As we have shown throughout this article, through some simple tips, it is possible to optimize the school routine at home and, thus, ensure that children and adolescents have a good use in the learning process despite the challenges brought by the pandemic of COVID- 19.
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