Tips for Success at Home – COVID 19
Tips & Tricks for Succeeding in Online/Home Schooling
- Be positive! A positive attitude will increase your motivation and make it easier to get into a good learning groove.
- Treat it like real school- because it is: Your assignments are graded and will go towards the grades on your report card. It’s important to keep up with learning the curriculum so you’re ready for next year!
- Get organized and stay organized: Continue to use your planner or a calendar so you know when things are due. Check your homework sites daily to make sure you know what’s expected. Check Infinite Campus regularly to make sure you’re staying on track.
- Establish a Routine: Make a daily schedule for yourself just like a regular school day. Start with your favorite subject, then your least favorite subject (or whatever works for you.) Take short brain breaks and eat a healthy lunch. Plan on spending one hour per day per subject, including specials, however, some students will finish more quickly and some will need more time. That’s ok!
- Create a Regular Study Space: Figure out what works for you. Some people do best at the kitchen table, some in their bedroom. If you’re getting distracted, try something else! Have all the supplies you need in your space- Chromebook, pencils, paper, calculator, planner, etc.
- Eliminate Distractions: For most people the biggest distraction is SCREENS. Keep social media, texting, YouTube, video games, etc. out of sight and out of mind. Also be mindful of distracting pets, outside noises, TV in the next room, and clutter.
- Figure out How You Learn Best: All these tips mean nothing if they don’t work for you. Figure out what does by experimenting. Maybe you do best with quiet music in the background, staring out a window, reading out loud, walking while typing one-handed. EXPERIMENT!
- Reach out for Help: If you’re having technical problems or don’t understand an assignment, don’t wait for it to fix itself because it won’t. Email your teacher right away. Your teachers likely miss you and really want to help. That’s why they’re teachers!