This is the time of year when school-aged children and college students, cast away the carefree days of summer where sleeping in and leisurely activities are the norm, in favor of alarm clocks and scheduled days full of learning with their peers. While this year's classrooms, learning, and normal procedures may feel a bit different, schools across the Southeast have begun beckoning their students back to educational pursuits. No matter what a student’s method of learning may look like this year, there are a few ways to help ensure your student’s academic success.
Give it space
While we all know that maintaining space between people is probably a smart idea right now, it’s also important to maintain a physical space to work. Regardless of whether your student is heading into the physical classroom or is opting for a virtual one, a dedicated space for learning can allow for focused studying time at home. A neat and organized desk can inspire creativity, curiosity, and concentration which are crucial elements for both remote learning all-stars and homework problem-solvers alike. If square footage is limited, a space-saving twist on sleep and study may come in handy. Pair a trundle daybed with a coordinating desk to save floor space while maximizing rest and productivity. Don’t forget to add a fun lamp or two to make sure those math problems are as much easier to see than they may be to solve.
Rest is a crucial part of building and maintaining a strong immune system. You would be amazed how much of an effect rest can have on keeping your student healthy and keeping their grades high. If your learner’s sleep space is not inspiring sweet dreams or you can’t remember when their mattress got so lumpy, it may be time for a snooze-worthy upgrade. A bed with smart storage matched with a soft mattress is just the combo needed to get a handle on all of those new homework worksheets and required reading books while ensuring a refreshed learner ready to take them all on.
Tech it easy
Another important part of ensuring success in school this year is having the right technology and electronics to get the job done. Making sure your star pupil’s laptop is capable of handling any video conferencing, learning software, or grading portal system requirements is an important part of any at-home learning or homework strategy. Without having the right electronics in place, it may be difficult to complete the tasks your student needs to. Upgrading a laptop or tablet doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg if you wait for a great electronics sale. By getting a deal on the tech you need, you can breathe easier knowing your learner is ready and that your bank account is safe.
Even though things may not be the normal back to school style we are used to, with these tips, we hope the upcoming school year may be a little easier for your family.