The workforce is not the only one who felt the effect of Covid-19. It was also deeply felt by the students at all levels of education. Not going to classes, staying home, and learning online sounds good until doing it every day for almost a year starts to take its toll.
Social media has been flooded with complaints from students and parents who are struggling with the online class set-up. You pretty much have two choices, either you continue with your studies learning remotely or give it up and wait when things are back to normal.
Losing focus, motivation and procrastination, not to mention resources are probably on top of the list of students worries. Being robbed off of your normal routine of going to school, socializing with classmates and friends, is pretty disconcerting. Getting past it is hard, but once you do, you’ll find it rewarding.
What to do to make online learning easier?
It’s not just about getting used to online learning, it’s about making it work for you. The problems faced in remote learning are manageable, you just need to come up with solutions to address them.
Getting your mind to focus on your lesson is hard when you are in the same environment where you rest, relax, eat, and do chores. It is distracting. That is why having a system that will help you focus and motivated is essential in this set-up.
Write down all the things you need to do. Most probably it is a recorded lecture, but writing will help you boost your ability to retain information and comprehend new ideas. Distractions are everywhere; arm yourself with a pen and a StriveZen planner that can help you record all your school activities. I don’t know about you, but when I look at my schedule in a planner I feel challenged and motivated to work on it right away.
Keeping a study planner and recording all your activities are the “technical” stuff. Those are to make sure that you meet your responsibilities as a student. However, you also have a responsibility to yourself. Make sure to include breaks in your study planner. Get out of the house, and take a walk (with a mask on) for a few minutes or so. Also, it wouldn’t hurt to connect to your classmates and hang out virtually.
We don’t know when we will have to endure all these. We were all caught off guard with the current situation, but the good thing is we can adapt. Online classes are harder to deal with compared to face-to-face learning. But with the help of a pen and a StriveZen Planner, online learning can be fun as well.