tips for successful at-home learning
At-home learning will look different than a typical school day. The amount of time your child should be expected to engage in learning activities will vary by age, grade level, language proficiency, and academic level. The expectations described below are guidelines. If your child is not able to complete at-home learning assignments by their due dates, contact your child's teacher to discuss a modified assignment load. Here is the link to the ICHS staff directory.
Make sure your child has a quiet place to work (ideally a desk or table) and that they have the school supplies they need to complete their work. Try to remove distractions like the television or other technology not needed for learning during their designated work time.
work hours per day
Prolonged time at a screen without a break is unhealthy. ICHS recommends that students spend 6 to 7 hours per day on schoolwork during 100% remote learning. When students take in-person classes, they should spend 2 or 3 hours at home after in-person learning. Students should include a 10 minute break every 45 to 60 minutes to avoid exhaustion.
create a weekly work schedule
ICHS students may benefit from focusing on a limited number of subjects each day. For example, if a student has in-person classes on Tuesdays, they should dedicate the rest of their remote-learning week at home by dedicating specific days to complete work. For example, Mondays and Wednesdays could be dedicated to STEM classes, while Thursdays and Fridays could be dedicated to Humanities classes. Students will work with their CREW teachers to formulate a work schedule that works best for them.To help with this important scheduling, students will create weekly schedules in their CREW classes.