All students can benefit from these helpful tips developed by St. Joseph Program Coordinator Mrs. Kelly Roiy and Learning Specialist Mr. Jeremy Mellady!
Routines and Schedules
- Consistency is key! Having a set schedule/routine daily helps with organization.
- Sample Schedule:
- 9:00 a.m. get up
- 9:15 breakfast
- 9:30 log onto Veracross, sign in for attendance, write out all assignments for each class
- Sample Schedule:
- Use the Graphic Organizer below developed by Mr. Wilson to help you stay organized with assignments:
- Tackle the hardest assignment first.
- Time breaks so that 10-15 minute breaks don’t turn into 30-45 minutes.
- Set reminders/alarms on your phone.
Students not only need time that is set aside and designated for class time AND homework time, but they also need assistance in finding or creating a place to do their work. Some helpful tips:
- Try to minimize distractions or interruptions in this space.
- Too little AND too much time in front of the screen is not optimal – find the balance.
- Drink plenty of water and stretch!
- Work in a distraction-free environment (kitchen, office area, dining room).
- Students should not set up their workspace in their bedroom. There are too many distractions and reminders of sleep and relaxation. Change of location signals the brain that there is also a change of task.
- Turn off the TV, avoid looking at social media and video games during school hours.
- Put your phone away from your work area to minimize distractions.
Support at John Carroll
- Contact IT if you need technical support. You can reach out to Mr. Greg Russell at email@example.com.
- Contact your school counselor of you need mental health support or are struggling with distance learning.
- Contact your classroom teacher if you have any questions or need clarification.
- Students in the St. Joseph Program will have additional support from their St. Joseph Program Teachers. We will be checking grades frequently and scheduling individual and/or small group appointments with students regularly.
- Audible is a website where students can listen to audio books. Audible is offering free usage of their website to students, during this difficult time, to help support them. Please see the link below for more information:
Still Have Questions?
- As a school community, we are here to support you - Reach out to your teacher, counselor, or administrator for help and guidance. We are here for you and you will get through this. God is Good, All the Time!