Monday, March 23, 2020

Daily Update - Monday, March 23, 2020

Fr. Doyle Community,

Welcome to Week 2 of Virtual Learning!

Thank you again for your feedback regarding our fist week of virtual learning. We're working hard to continue to adapt and adjust our platforms and expectations to ensure our students are having the best possible learning experience.

As we continue with our virtual learning, here are few tips for a successful home-learning environment, which I also discussed in today's Morning Minute:

1. Create a Designated Learning Space

It's helpful to have a specific location in your home where you know you will be completing your work and learning each day. Ideally, this location should have limited distractions and a clean, organized, flat surface on which to place devices, notes, and other materials.

2. Keep a Schedule

Without the regular ringing of our school bell, it can be difficult to keep a schedule and make sure all of the necessary work is completed within an appropriate time. Start each day by reviewing assignments and composing a tentative schedule. Tackle the work and assignments you find most challenging first, when you will likely be most focused and energized. Don't forget to schedule in lunch and frequent breaks (see below).

3. Take a Break!

Often times, virtual learning involves focused work in a stationary location for long stretches of time. With that being said, schedule in frequent movement breaks throughout the day. These breaks may include taking a quick walk, playing with a cat or dog, enjoying time with siblings, or even just doing a few jumping jacks to get the blood flowing! Research suggests frequent, short breaks are most effective.

I hope these tips are helpful for you and your family. I'm looking forward to continuing to grow together as we explore this new learning reality together!

Until tomorrow,

-Mr. Peloquin

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