10 tips for remote students

EllieAna Hale

Nearly 40% of DHS is registered as a remote student. 

It can be difficult to participate in classes from home due to numerous distractions, technical errors and overall lack of motivation.

Here are 10 tips to help your well-being as an online student:

  1. Find a quiet space or area where you can be alone to focus on school work and zoom calls.
  2. Check your internet connection before the call to make sure nothing will crash initially. 
  3. Use your time wisely. Do homework when you have those “in-between” moments so you won’t have anything in the afternoon.
  4. Set timers for classes so you’re not late or too early.
  5. Check email and Canvas daily for updates.
  6. Connect with teachers or friends who are in person when you’re struggling.
  7. It’s hard to be alone constantly, reach out to friends. Call, Facetime, text!
  8. Get a planner or a notebook and write down everything you have to do. It can be hard when there are no teachers in person to hold you accountable. 
  9. It’s OK to struggle sometimes, but don’t let it consume you. Reach out when you are down and talk to others.
  10. Finally, try to get dressed every day. It seems small and minimal, but it can change your attitude for the day right from the start.