For some, distance learning with is a conscious choice, for some it is a forced measure of necessity, but more and more often in the modern world people are turning to electronic resources to study the material. This is not only safer and cheaper than studying on offline courses, but also gives access to resources for everyone and on all necessary (sometimes rare) topics, blurs the boundaries between cities and countries for those who want to study. Any topic can be found and studied from scratch on the Internet, which is why it is so important to teach your child how to organize work during distance learning.

What is required for effective distance learning? How can you help your child organize the learning process and find the right study plan?

Motivation and discipline

Distance learning involves more independent time planning than face-to-face learning. While working in person, the motivation of the student works more, but with distance learning, motivation should go hand in hand with discipline and

It is the balance of motivation and discipline that is most difficult to achieve. But on the other hand, any child who has mastered the art of self-organization and planning will be able to build their time more successfully in the future, achieve more and be able to avoid burnout.

How to balance time correctly?


1. Be sure to choose the same time for classes and homework. The schedule should not fundamentally differ from the school one. You can set alarms that mimic calls. If there are online lectures without reference to a specific time, it is still recommended to watch them during the school day, and not in the evening, after completing part of the homework.

2. You should clearly organize the workplace. No distractions so you don’t waste time looking for the right book, notebook or stationery.

3. It is required to select a working area that will remain working and will not have other functions. This is required in order to be able to leave the work area and disconnect from classes at the end of the day. For example, children with a low level of self-discipline cannot concentrate on studying in bed in cozy pajamas. And then they begin to perceive the bed as a workplace, and they cannot relax and fall asleep.

4. It is necessary to organize breaks between the semantic parts of the lesson when doing homework about In school, these functions are performed by change. At home, time is also required to be clearly organized so that the brain has time to rest during the break. You can even take a walk to get some fresh air – at a clearly allotted time.

5. You need to take care not only about the brain – you should definitely do physical exercises between classes. Physical exercise improves blood circulation, makes studying much more comfortable, productive. Since the study for the most part takes place through a computer and phone, you should definitely introduce eye exercises into your daily routine.

6. Rest is an important part of disciplined learning. Rest is not procrastination or laziness, but a contribution to preventive measures to reduce burnout. Therefore, it is possible and necessary to schedule rest time and rest in it without remorse. And then – tune in to productive work.

7. Despite the outward availability of teachers for communication via the Internet, it is important to understand that they also have a clear division into work and personal time. And organize your work in such a way as not to hand in homework late at night, not to call and not to distract teachers from rest after the end of the working day.


1. Too many children lack encouragement and support. Therefore, they begin to lose the goal, the motivation to study further. Parents can provide this support by reminding the student how they are doing well, how they adapt to new realities, and how they organize their time competently.

2. Motivation will also be given by a reminder of how important it is to learn distance learning in life, when you have to learn a lot on your own in online courses, how this will help in the future when studying at a university, at work.

3. School days, until remote work has settled down, become extremely stressful for the student and his parent. People who are sometimes in the same apartment for a long time get tired of each other and of problems. Therefore, you should always remember that this is a general level of stress, and give yourself and the child a break from each other, create a safe space. Or relax together, arranging a joint day off and, if possible, not to think about studying.

4. To please the child by encouraging his learning with something that he has long wanted.

5. If learning has come to a standstill, and there is not enough desire to learn, you can always consider learning as an interesting game or look at it from the other side, think about why it is required, how it will help. Find out how to combine learning with passion.