If the pandemic taught the world anything, it’s that we can do more at home than we ever thought possible.
However, home learning is not a new phenomenon, and it can be a fantastic way for you improve you education and skills on a schedule that suits your needs.
Making the change to home education can seem like a daunting prospect, whether you’re planning for your own learning, or even to teach your children this way.
If you’re ready to turn your abode into your own personal classroom, here are five tips to get you started.
1. Find Your Right Time of Day
Not everyone is at their most productive during the day, which can be a problem when it comes to more traditional forms of education. Some of us are at our most productive in the mornings, others at night.
Find out if you’re an early bird or a night owl and try to make the most of your learning at the times that best suit your own individual rhythms.
When you find your best time to study, you’ll see an improvement to the quality of your work.
2. Create a Timetable
Time management is essential for making sure that you keep on top of your learning and complete your tasks on time.
And if you’re learning more than one topic, a timetable will help you divide up your day – or even your week – to make sure you’re giving everything the necessary attention.
Be sure to include breaks in your timetable – skipping lunch isn’t going to do your productivity any favours!
3. Find the Right Resources
Find the right resources for your home education is important, and luckily, there are now plenty of ways to learn at home.
Specialised distance learning programmes, such as those offered by Anglia Ruskin University, are a fantastic way to advance your education on your own time. ARU are experts in the delivery of online learning, allowing you to set a study schedule that suits your needs.
4. Get Outside
One of the dangers of learning from home is spending your whole day couped up inside the house. It’s important that you get outside for some fresh air.
Whether you take a walk around your local area when you stop for lunch, or even work outside in the summer months, you’ll benefit from stepping away from your home office for a bit.
When you’re setting up your learning timetable, schedule in trips outside – this way they’ll become a part of your daily routine.
5. Ensure You’re Well Rested
Getting plenty of sleep is one of the best things you can do to help you learn. Research indicates that sleep is an essential factor in embedding knowledge in the brain.
Plus, have you ever tried learning something new when you’re exhausted? It’s hard to concentrate when you’re tired!
What are your essential home learning tips? Tell us all about them in the comments below!
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