With the current situation that exists worldwide, homeschooling has become a new normality that has affected the vast majority, all academic levels have migrated to virtual classrooms and this has changed the dynamics of study because the spaces of the house how the living room or dining room have become the new places of study, this is not the most convenient.
In other cases, there was previously a desk or a table to study in the children’s or university students’ room, but by changing the dynamic from only a few hours to complete tasks to spending most of the time in the same area, the needs have changed, Now not only is space necessary, factors such as lighting and organization must also be considered.
It is important that there is a space designated solely for study, so you help by programming your brain to only focus on one thing when you are in that area, if you mix spaces such as the bedroom or living room with the place of study, cross messages are sent It makes studying more difficult.
When choosing the ideal place take into account the following factors:
- Stay away from noise as much as possible
- Have a good internet connection
- Avoid distractions like windows in front of the desk or TVs
The best light when studying is natural light. If obtaining this type of lighting is not possible, you can opt for an alternative such as an artificial lamp that can be adjusted in height and intensity.
Adequate lighting helps you stay focused and it is important to protect your eyes after spending so many hours exposed to blue light, the best option is an artificial light source that simulates the warmth of natural light in order to keep it stable regardless of changes in light by time, weather or seasons of the year.
Desks are the best option because they have several organization spaces. There is a wide variety of styles and materials so that it does not interfere with the decoration of the space in which it is installed. When choosing a desk, you have to keep several factors in mind, such as the school level you are in and what this can mean, from desks with a lot of storage space for papers to minimalist desks in which you only have space for a computer, It is something that has to be considered.
Although the choice of desk is very important, the most important thing is the work chair, this choice also depends on the age of the student because for students the most recommended thing is an ergonomic chair in which they can spend long hours of study comfortably.
When it comes to migrating studies completely to the home, the study material multiplies between notebooks, manual works, stationery material and what would normally live in backpacks such as colored pencils and pens. All this material cannot be distributed throughout the house because it creates confusion for everyone, both for the parents and for the student himself. A tip to avoid this problem is to dedicate a shelf or drawers with divisions to keep everything in order.
It is also important to have organizers that help classify the study material, whether it is divided by subject, semester or even to be able to divide the materials in case there is more than one student at home.
School success has several factors and an important one is the student’s motivation, it is likely that with the current situation some of this motivation is lost, affecting school performance, one way to help the organization while boosting motivation is with boards cork boards, blackboards and sticky notes with motivational phrases and areas with pending tasks or class schedules.
If it is possible to dedicate a room specifically for a study, the choice of color is very important, avoid bright colors and opt for pastel blue or green tones to help concentration. Orange or yellow colors help motivation and productivity, but you have to stay away from figures or patterns because they can affect concentration. You can incorporate these colors with the decoration or the curtains.