It’s that time of year, back to school! ✏️ With the pandemic and school closures, going to class is looking different for everyone. Students and teachers are not able to share physical space right now but there are ways and tips to support your learning and education during this new change.
1. Find one place to work in.
Think about what kind of environment helps you work. If you usually study in a coffee shop or library, try to recreate that at home. It should be quiet so you can avoid distractions and near an outlet for your chargers.
2. Be kind to yourself
Things are constantly changing everyday. Don’t be tempted to take on more and overwhelm yourselves. Balancing your education during pandemic is no easy task. Do not be afraid to ask for support from instructors and teachers when you need it!
3. Take Frequent Active Breaks
Make sure to stand up/move around for at least 5 minutes every hour. This will help with circulation, retention, motivation, and focus. Not only is taking a quick active break good for your body physically, but it is a great way to give your brain a break.
4. Ask Questions
Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Distance learning is new for everyone and there will be plenty of questions that arise. Reach out to your teachers, instructors, and peers for support.
5. Stay Motivated
We are living in a different world right now. Although it might seem like a dark time, the future is bright. Find ways to keep you motivated. Remind yourself that learning is a virtue, and as much as you learn, the more helpful it will be.