I regularly get asked by parents how many hours should my child be studying each night and on the weekend? For something different I have put together this VLOG today which I encourage you to watch. This VLOG is about outcomes rather than focus on time for students and I believe it is more effective to use this approach!
In this VLOG I refer to a previous BLOG I have written on this topic ‘How many hours should be child be studying‘ and I encourage you to read this too. Another BLOG that relates as well is ‘Study is the wrong word to use‘ and is worth a read.
Finally here is a summary of the steps I mention in the video above ‘Outcomes rather than a focus on time for students’:
- Ask yourself ‘what do I need to get done today’? and then put together a plan that includes the tasks, the estimated time needed to complete the task and what is the outcome you need.
- Break down individual tasks to make them more manageable.
- Be accountable to what you need to get done – the plan!
- It’s important to be effective as you can in order to ensure you are enhancing your learning rather than wasting your time.
- Be productive and effective with your time. Try not to procrastinate or get distracted.
- Don’t though focus on the total time but more on the time needed to achieve the outcomes.
- Following the session evaluate and ask yourself did I achieve what I needed to? Was I effective with my time? What could I change for next time?
Students please remember there is always an opportunity to learn and keep improving!
To discuss this or something else that I might be able to assist your child with please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me via email – firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call on 0409 967 166.