REMOTE HOME LEARNING - FAQS
VIDEO SERIES WITH DR SALTER (1hr)

Welcome. It would be great if we could do this FAQs session in person, but if we could, then it means we would not actually need it! This free video course will take around an hour to watch in total, however you are welcome to just jump to the specific videos for the questions you want answered.

While some students and families have embraced remote home learning, others are still struggling with certain aspects. It seems in Term 2 there will be a mix of some students returning to classes and others learning from home. How long this will continue for and if it will need to be adjusted again, no-one knows at this point in time. These videos are to help Years 7-12 families make the learning at home as effective as possible. And don't forget that if your school subscribes to the Study Skills Handbook or Study Samurai Library you also have access at all times to a huge amount of resources on all aspects of learning. You can check if your school subscribes here.

Teachers if you would like to find out more about the other video series Dr Salter has for schools click here. A positive to come out of these challenging times is that now all schools can have access to Dr Salter's study skills sessions no matter where they are located! Information about all of our study skills products and services for schools is located on the ELES site.

(The link to this page for this free video series may be freely shared, however individual videos cannot be copied or downloaded or distributed in any way. Schools can forward the link to this page to their school community or place the link in the school newsletter.)

The videos on this page will be available for all of Term 2 (and Term 3 if remote learning continues then). You may like to watch the brief introduction first before jumping to the questions.

  1. How can families make the home environment a better space for learning?
  2. How much schoolwork should students be doing each day?
  3. What is the best way to approach the day’s learning?
  4. How involved should parents be and what if they also have to work at home?
  5. How important is it to stick to the curriculum?
  6. Any specific advice for senior students?
  7. What if students have trouble learning this way?
  8. What should senior students do if they feel they are disadvantaged?
  9. How can students stay motivated to do their schoolwork at home?
  10. How can students stay more focused in online lessons?
  11. What do you need to know about webinars?
  12. How much screen time can students have outside of schooltime?
  13. What lifestyle factors help students be more effective learners?
  14. What are the top tips for parents?
  15. What are the top tips for students?
  16. Where can you get help from?

All the best, Dr Prue Salter

INTRO (52 sec)

 

Read about Dr Salter's background here.

Note if you get an error message for any of the videos on this page, please try a different browser - some older versions of Chrome may have problems. If you still have issues email Prue.

 


 

1. How can families make the home environment a better space for learning? (5 min 30 sec)

 

General info for Home Study Environment.

 


 

2. How much schoolwork should students be doing each day? (3 min 13 sec)

 

 

 

 


 

3. What is the best way to approach the day's learning? (5 min 10 sec)

 

Daily routine checklist

Work planner for students in schools with teachers doing video lessons to a timetable

Work planner for students in schools where students are given the work to manage at home

 


 

4. How involved should parents be and what if they also have to work at home? (3 min 39 sec)

 

 

 

 


 

5. How important is it to stick to the curriculum? (4 min 8 sec)

 

 

 

 


 

6. Any specific advice for senior students? (2 min 41 sec)

 

 

 

 


 

7. What if students have trouble learning this way? (5 min 23 sec)

 

 

 


 

8. What should senior students do if they feel they are disadvantaged? (1 min 56 sec)

 

 

 


 

9. How can students stay motivated to do their schoolwork at home? (4 min 47 sec)

 

 

 


 

10. How can students stay more focused in online lessons? (2 min 20 sec)

 

 

 


 

11. What do you need to know about webinars? (4 min 42 sec)

 

 

 


 

12. How much screen time can students have outside of schooltime? (5 min 40 sec)

 

You may also like to read this article.

 


 

13. What can students do outside of their schoolwork to be more effective learners? (3 min 19 sec)

 

 

 


 

14. What are the top tips for parents? (1 min 39 sec)

 

 

 


 

15. What are the top tips for students? (2 min 29 sec)

 

 

 


 

16. Where can you get help from? (2 min 11 sec)

 

You may like to watch this video on dealing with anxiety in the current circumstances: Practical Strategies from Rocky Biasi (8 mins)

And for teachers or those who are placed in a position of being an 'Accidental Counsellor' you may like to join this free online conference on 20th May: https://online-accidental-counsellor-conference.heysummit.com/

Support Services for young people in Australia include:

•Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 (24/7 crisis support)
•Headspace: 1800 650 890 (Direct clinical services)
These also might help:
•Moodgym – moodgym.com.au
•The Brave Program – brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au
Other services in Australia include:
•Lifeline: 13 11 14
•Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36
•Mental Health Access Line 1800 011 511
•Parent Line 1300 130 052

 

 

If you have any feedback, comments, suggestions or questions, email me at info@enhanced-learning.net

All the best,

Dr Prue Salter

 

(The link to this page for this video series may be freely shared, however individual videos cannot be copied or downloaded or distributed in any way. Schools can forward the link to this page to their school community or place the link in the school newsletter.)