CREATE A DAILY SCHEDULE AND STICK TO IT
You were asked to create a daily schedule in the Google Form invite. It is critical that you now follow it. This action will help you to survive and even strive in this new digital environment. If your schedule needs adjusted, please do so and share this new schedule with Mr. Deshields. It might take several attempts, but finding a routine that complements your learning style and interests will feel incredibly rewarding. There is no pressure or rush to have the online school system figured out right away, we all understand that students and families will need some time to adjust.
TAKE NOTES ON WHAT YOU'RE LEARNING
You might use eNotes through your LMS, or you might use a pen and paper, but rephrasing what you learn in your own words helps you pay attention and remember what you've learned. We do this in class all the time, an online environment should be no different. You are creating a path toward understanding for sure.
STAY ON PACE
Make sure you stay up to date and on pace with your assignments. If you fall too far behind, it gets hard to catch up later. Students need to progress 5% progress per course per week. If you are having a tough time staying on pace, contact your teachers or Mr. Deshields to find a solution.
ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT
If you don't understand something, email the instructor in the course. Be specific in your question. Make sure to let them know the subject, unit, and specific lesson you are struggling with. Pick your words carefully so that everyone understands. You teacher can explain it in a different way and point you toward other online resources. If your question can't wait until your next office hours appointment, reach out to Mr. Deshields in order to formulate a plan.
It's never okay to copy and paste other people's work and submit it as your own. When gathering information online, remember to cite your sources or rephrase ideas in your own words.
READ THE DIRECTIONS
It is very important that you follow the directions and read, watch, and try within the lesson. Many misunderstandings stem from not reading and following specific directions.