My students thrive when each works at his/her own pace, as they should. Some are faster at reading, some ponder before writing and some elaborate with details, especially when researching and taking notes. Lola allows me to create routines to support all these types of student researchers.
Additionally, I observed that the students weren't interested in what the person next to him or her was doing, but rather focused on where in the routine he or she was regarding Lola's prompting. Moreover, the students had a chance to exercise and develop self-control, time management and goal persistence, all of which are essential Executive Functions skills!