Since it looks like most of our children are going to be doing some form a distance learning this fall, it is going to be imperative that we help them get things organized for success.
Right brain, visual-spatial kids usually have a whirlwind of thoughts running through their minds. This is what makes them so creative, but also what causes them to be less focused and organized. Be patient, knowing that this is out of their control. There’s a lot of great stuff going on, but they’re going to need some help calming their minds and ordering their own thoughts.
Help your child be more organized…
- Be a good example by practicing what you preach. Your level of organization affects your child’s success.
- Post a wall calendar for the family to use. Keep colored markers nearby to mark events.
- Designate a special area for eLearning to take place with designated spaces for supplies.
- Use a white board for daily reminders. Keep it simple and colorful.
- Help your child keep everything straight using a simple calendar for weekly goals and expectations and, use daily task lists for the short term ones.
- Check in on them regularly, correcting and redirecting as needed. Remember to keep it positive. They’re still learning.
We are frantically working on a distance learning best practices eBook for you. Meanwhile, download the 10 Tips to a Successful School Year.