CREATING THE PERFECT HOMESCHOOL ENVIRONMENT
- Designate a learning area for optimal homeschooling focus.
- Position the learning space near a window or in a well-lit area to create a bright and cheerful atmosphere. Sunlight not only improves mood and productivity but also provides a sense of connection to the outside world.
- Keep learning materials, books, and supplies neatly organized with storage solutions like shelves, bookcases, or cubbies to focus and reduce distractions during learning sessions.
- Involve your children in decorating and personalizing the learning space.
- Invest in educational tools and technology to supplement the learning process.
- Opt for ergonomic and comfortable seating options like adjustable chairs or soft cushions to support your child's posture and concentration.
- Introduce a touch of nature by incorporating plants or a small indoor garden in the learning space.
- Consider space-saving and multi-functional furniture pieces like foldable desks or mobile carts that can be easily adjusted to meet different learning needs.
- Ensure a reliable internet connection and set up a tech-friendly environment for virtual classes and research projects.
- Keep the learning space fresh and inspiring by periodically updating the decor and ensuring the area remains clutter-free. Regular maintenance and cleaning routines contribute to a conducive learning environment.
BALANCING WORK & SCHOOL: TIPS FOR ADULT LEARNERS
- Create a detailed schedule that allocates sufficient time for both work and school tasks, ensuring you have enough time for rest and relaxation.
- Focus on completing urgent and important assignments first, and allocate time for long-term projects and exam preparation.
- Inform your employers about your academic commitments, and discuss flexible work arrangements or potential time-off when needed. Likewise, reach out to your instructors if you encounter challenges to seek advice and support.
- Optimize your work and study productivity by eliminating distractions and staying organized.
- Use online calendars, productivity apps, and study tools to streamline your workflow and stay on top of deadlines and assignments. Adopt the time-blocking technique
- Adopt the time-blocking technique to divide your day into designated work and study intervals.
- Prioritize self-care activities, such as exercise, meditation, or spending time with loved ones, to recharge and reduce stress.
- Connect with fellow adult learners and working students who understand the challenges you face. Join study groups or online forums where you can exchange ideas, offer support, and share helpful tips.
- Learn to say no to non-essential tasks and activities to avoid burnout.
- Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. Recognizing your progress and milestones keeps you motivated and energized to continue the balancing act
13 SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT LEARNING
- Chess makes kids smart.
- Gardening improves children’s desire to learn and boosts their confidence.
- Playing with blocks increases neuron count in children.
- Teaching kids at a very early age is counterproductive to their learning.
- Music and movement augment children’s language capabilities during the preschool years
- Green spaces or natural backyards elevate children’s learning through discovery
- Drama and comedy in the classroom encourage children to listen and participate.
- Children who construct their own video games experience increased cognitive and social growth
- Interest areas in the classroom promote a child’s autonomy and choice making.
- Engaging children in planning and reflection enhance their predictive and analytic capabilities.
- Mature make-believe play provides the most beneficial context for children’s development.
- Young children learn about prejudice by instruction, older children by experience.
- Play-based learning increases a child’s attention span.
- Children learn more when they initiate an activity and are actively engaged in it.
- Reinforcing children’s capabilities as confident explorers build children’s resilience and confidence.
- Children behave better when parents are involved in their education at home and at school.
- Game playing can develop a positive attitude towards mathematics for children.
- Children who participate in laughing activities experience increase in memory retention.
- Children who use electronic books show more cooperation and retain more information.
- Boys engage more in exploratory play while girls engage more in dramatic play.
- Phonemic awareness and alphabet recognition increase children’s chances of reading achievement.
- Getting in rhythms helps children grasp fractions.
ADDRESSING BACK-TO-SCHOOL ANXIETY
- Acknowledge the anxiety
- Communicate openly
- Create a positive environment
- Gradual exposure
- Plan ahead
- Identify specific concerns
- Practice relaxation techniques
- Encourage healthy habits
- Focus on the positive aspects
- Limit exposure to stress triggers
- Seek professional support
- Encourage social interactions
- Practice visualization
- Set realistic expectations
- Utilize supportive resources
- 4 skinned and boned chicken breast (about 1.5 lbs)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 4 Tablespoons butter, divided
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 8 lemon slices
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- Garnish: lemon slices
- Cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise. Place chicken between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a rolling pin or flat side of a meat mallet. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Lightly dredge chicken in flour, shaking off excess.
- Melt 1 Tbsp. butter with 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook half of chicken in skillet 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and done. Transfer chicken to a serving platter, and keep warm. Repeat procedure with 1 Tbsp. butter and remaining olive oil and chicken.
- Add broth and lemon juice to skillet, and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of skillet. Add 8 lemon slices.
- Remove skillet from heat; add parsley and remaining 2 Tbsp. butter, and stir until butter melts. Pour sauce over chicken. Serve immediately. Garnish, if desired.
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