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- Work with your parents or caregivers to find a suitable space within your home and mark out your study space.
- Customise it – add photos and make it comfortable!
- Make sure you have enough stationery (pens, highlighters, notebooks etc) and the correct resources to study from.
- It’s hard to be disciplined to work at home, and even harder if the place is messy.
- Set a timer! Do a quick 10 minute clean up before you start to learn – it helps create a calmer learning environment.
- Ensure you have a clear understanding of what your tasks are for that day and when your breaks are.
- Set yourself a daily goal for what you would like to achieve by the end of the day.
- Make sure you know your logins and passwords for the sites and resources you may need to access.
- Make sure you follow the learning plans designed by your teachers, stick to due dates and submit things on time.
- Remember you can always contact your teacher for help – just schedule in a convenient time with them as they may be helping another student.
- Taking regular breaks during the day keeps your mind fresh and is one of the easiest ways to ensure you can concentrate and focus on your learning.
- Step away from your laptop every hour or so and do some exercise. Play with the dog in the back garden, do a 10 minute exercise or practice your dance skills! All of this helps to keep your mind and body healthy.
- Make sure you are eating a variety of fresh vegetables and fruit, along with lots of other nutritional foods. A healthy balanced diet is really important to our physical and mental wellbeing.
Our Learning SA
Email: Education.OurLearning [at] sa.gov.au