Setting Routines that Support Your Learning
Routines and Schedules
Continue the morning routines that you would follow if going to school
- Get up, get dressed, eat breakfast, move to a quiet area to do your school work
Create a positive mindset for learning every morning. Tell yourself:
- Your school/teachers are here to help.
- You can succeed.
- Challenges and mistakes are okay. They are the only way our brains will grow (get smarter).
If you get frustrated, here are some tips that can help:
- Chunk classes that are more challenging into a few 10 minute time frames instead of a full 30 minutes
- Reach out to a teacher, friend or family member for emotional support
- Notice when you get frustrated, then set a timer and step away for 5-10 minutes.
- Listening to Music
- Taking a walk
- Playing with a pet
Distance Learning Schedules
- Each school will provide a distance-learning schedule.
- Write out your daily to-do list.
- Journal at the end of each day.
What did I learn today?
What was the easiest thing I did today?
What was the most difficult thing I did today?
What questions do I have?
- Check Schoology daily.
- Check PowerSchool weekly.
- Complete and upload assignments daily.
- Get help here: youtu.be/UBKhFDbna6E
- Set up a work space for schoolwork, such as in a quiet corner of a room on a folding table.
- Reflect on what sights and sounds are distracting and talk to your family about ways to get space and remove distractions.
- Limit screen and phone apps that potentially distract from learning.
- Work with your family to set limits on family, work and social obligations during school time.
- Reflect on when you work best; consider time of day, length of activity and need for breaks.
- Create a sample schedule and refer back to it.
Request a Teacher Call Back
CPS teachers will be holding office hours each week to connect with students and parents – answering questions and offering feedback about academic content. Please make sure to check PowerSchool to ensure that CPS has your family’s correct phone number and email address. To request a call back from your child’s teacher, complete this form.