Please consider the following suggestions to help you maximize your learning while participating remotely. We believe that if you incorporate routines into your day, the added structure will lead to favorable outcomes in your emotional well being and academic success.
Before school starts:
Get up early enough to have some time to gather yourself and get your mind right.
Walk your dog, mediate, exercise, shower, eat breakfast, listen to music, check in with a friend – whatever works for you.
Clear a workspace. If that’s your bed, arrange yourself in a way that is different from how you sleep. Have your chargers, headphones, calculator, paper and something to write with nearby.
Log on to your Raider email by 7:40 (7:30 on Wednesdays) so you can look for announcements about that day’s classes or assignments.
Get a drink and have a snack handy so you don’t have to leave during class.
Remind others in your home that you are on a zoom.
Once the day begins:
Be engaged! You can show this in multiple ways.
Turn your camera on long enough to check in with your teacher.
Type something in the chat.
Unmute yourself to participate by speaking.
Answer teacher questions and respond to classmates.
Place your phone out of reach and out of sight.
Close other windows (social media, gaming, personal email) outside of CANVAS and class materials.
Put gaming devices aside.
Disable messaging and notifications on your computer.
Use your free time well (DRs, free blocks, lunch, passing time).
Check in with your friends or family.
Grab a snack or a drink.
Get up and move. Change to a different space if possible.
Use the bathroom – wash your hands!
After classes end for the day:
Check office hours and plan to see teachers as needed.
Email teachers or counselors to check in about any questions or concerns you may have.
Make a plan for completing work.
Is there classwork to finish?
Is there a homework assignment, either long term or for the next day?
Is there an upcoming quiz or test?
Look ahead to upcoming classes.
Charge your devices.
Get a good night’s sleep. Your goal should be 8 to 9 hours each night!
We cannot emphasize enough the value of building strong student skills by implementing these types of habits into your day.
Please reach out to your school team if you need help creating the right practices for you.