Remote learning is a challenge for all students, teachers, and school administrators. It is the only alternative to continue the learning process in this pandemic.
It is especially difficult for students to adjust themselves with remote learning. How to keep up with study space, how to seek help from teachers, communication, and collaboration with other students, how to avoid writing essays for money – here are few issues for students to address in remote learning.
Here are a few strategies that students need to adopt to maximize the benefits of remote learning in COVID-19 pandemic.
1. Remote Learning is not a Vacation:
Students need to understand that they are not on vacation if they are not going to school. Their mindset of vacation may make them lazy in following school schedules thus lagging behind the timeline.
Students should treat remote learning the same way they do on normal school days. Even though there is a lot of difference between both but thinking it as the same will help students to keep up with learning goals.
2. Establish a Routine:
Remote learning is a mix of both synchronous and asynchronous learning. Students have the option of self-pace in asynchronous learning. This option of learning at your own schedule may delay things for students and cause procrastination.
For students to keep up with learning objectives in remote learning, it is important to have a proper plan and schedule of learning. Students should establish a proper routine for their daily tasks.
They can allocate specific time of the day for different subjects and have short breaks between them. Following the schedule strictly is even more important than making one.
This practice of making a routine and following it will create a positive mindset of student s for learning thus making most out of remote learning.
It is an Italian word with ‘tomato’ as its literal meaning. But in a general sense, it is a technique used for time management and focus.
In each Pomodoro, students need to study for 25 minutes continuously and then a 5-minute break. During the 25 minutes session of study no distractions like eating a snack, using a cell phone to see the notifications, or anything else is allowed.
Students should mark the checklist when each Pomodoro is completed and try to complete as many as possible in a day. Students need to have 25 minutes breaks once 4 Pomodoros are completed.
Dividing work in different Pomodoros will solve the problem of time management for students. It will make learning more efficient for them. This technique will enhance the productivity of students incredibly.
4. Reach out to Teachers:
If students are facing difficulty in understanding a subject or lagging behind the course, they need to reach their teachers immediately. They should not hesitate to ask for support and advice from the teachers if a concept is too confusing for them.
To reach out to teachers, there are different platforms available for questions and answers. Students can use these discussion forums or can contact teachers directly on the school’s assigned contact numbers during business hours.
These simple strategies will helps students to learn better in this challenging time of pandemic.