How to stay motivated during e-learning.


Olivia Brost, Staff Writer

Make a plan

Begin every day by making a plan. Go through each of your classes, see what your teachers have posted for the day and write it down in a planner or notebook. Use a designated color pen for each class and make a to-do list for each class. This simple and easy task can be the first step to feeling more organized and at ease during this chaotic time.  


Take a break

Staring at your computer for hours a day can become mentally draining for anyone. Taking a quick break to get a snack, going on a short walk, catching a short nap or even moving on to a different class can make all the difference. A simple change of scenery can help to refresh your mind. As the weather gets nicer, the option to do school outside is a new opportunity to take advantage of. Coming back to your work with a refreshed mind and a new view on the topic at hand could be all that is needed to power through the rest of the classes. 


Stay connected

Communication is key during this time. Reaching out to teachers and classmates can be extremely helpful and useful. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! It’s understandable if things are confusing, not everyone is used to teaching themselves a new topic. Whether you wish to believe it or not, your teachers probably miss you more than you think. A quick email asking a question or simply checking in could have a meaningful impact on their day. 


Remember the end goal

Your education is now in your hands. It is up to you to stay motivated and get your school work completed. Teachers can email you and remind you as much as possible, but you make the decision to do your work and turn it in. Don’t be too hard on yourself. This is a difficult time for everyone and will take some getting used to. This is the best time to get caught up on all work, what else is there to do?