Top Tips for Working from Home


Engage with learning

Just like if you were in class, make sure you’re taking notes. This is helpful if your teacher is presenting over video, and if you can ask questions, do so like you normally would.

Working environment

It’s easy to be distracted at home, especially if you have family around you, so make sure you set up a space where you can focus on work, preferably at a desk or table that is quiet and away from distractions where people can walk in.

Group chats

College is often a student’s main way of socialising, so without that social element, life might start to become a little lonely. One way of helping you to feel connected is to set up group chats with classmates. You can use WhatsApp, Facebook, Zoom or other services to chat, group video call, and help work through the work set for each lesson!

Keep in touch with your teachers!

Your teachers will be available to help you during your normal lesson times (we’ll talk more about that in a bit) by email. They will be setting you work, and if you are unsure about a task, would like feedback or need additional support they will be there to help you. Your teacher might set up video call opportunities to talk with students too, so watch out for those.

Structure your day

Humans like routine and the college day/week is something you are used to, so make sure you continue to follow this schedule at home. Start lesson work at the time your lessons would be. Your teachers are most easily accessible at this time too. Take regular and structured breaks and start and finish your day on time!

Get Dressed for College!

Get up, shower and get dressed in time for lessons. It will help to get you in the right frame of mind for working. It’s tempting to stay in bed and work in your Pyjamas, but your brain will be in ‘chill’ mode not ‘work’ mode.

Equip yourself

Make sure you have everything you need for your subjects. Make sure you have pens, pencils, rulers, paper, calculators, laptops or phones, if needed, etc, and you’re ready to go. Don’t waste lesson time searching for it halfway through classes.

Exercise

It’s important to keep active where you can, and you don’t even have to go outside to do so! There are loads of great resources for doing exercise at home, and our Personal Training apprentices over at https://www.instagram.com/worthingcollege_gym/ are sharing some easy exercises you can do at home or in the garden.

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