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A Sneak Peek Into My Kids’ Work And Study Area

The kids would definitely nag me for posting this, haha. I’m not posting something personal, though. It’s just their work and study area. I’m just happy that they are doing their part to better themselves.

N’s work area

The eldest is working from home, so I don’t expect her to help with the chores. My youngest is busy in online classes. He is in third-year college now. He spends most of his time doing school requirements.

K’s study area

On the side, he cultivates three aquariums. (Check my other blog for more entries about his aquariums.) One aquarium is inside the bedroom beside his computer table. I think his hobby keeps the balance between him being homebound since last year and doing school projects that keeps him up some nights.

Work area, too.

N uses both tables alternately for work.

Funko Pop toys, comics, and books collection

The rooms are not that spick and span because of the deteriorating wall paints. House renovation is not a priority at this point, like what I said in a previous post in my other blog.

I hope I can share with you the photos of the other parts of the house. Maybe I can do that when we finally have a permanent house structure, in God’s perfect time.

Simple tips to make your online classes easier and productive

Sharing with you these important tips posted by CIIT, a digital arts school, on their website for students taking online classes. CIIT is where my son presently enrolled at.

Debunk the negative perceptions about virtual classes. Turn your semester into a productive one with these hacks that will surely boost your focus.

Photo by J. Kelly Brito on Unsplash

Organize your desk

Clean your workspace and remove clutters that can distract your focus. It’s also best to move your desk in well-lit areas to help keep your senses awake and pump the energy you’ll need for the rest of the day.

Start a journal

Since all modules and quizzes can be done through online learning platforms, it’s easy for you to procrastinate. Then you’ll realize you need to rush all tasks to meet the approaching deadlines. Avoid this vicious cycle with the help of a journal. List all your tasks and sort them by priority. This will help you plan your week ahead and escape any reasons for dawdling.

Turn on your go-to playlist

Working with music on can be a hit or miss depending on the playlist. Play various songs and experiment on genres that can help you improve your focus. Some of these include lo-fi chill beats and study music playlists you can listen to online—and download for free.

Take short breaks

Unplug and refresh your mind. Allot 15-minute breaks in between your classes to help your brain cells recover and prepare for the next module. Grab some snacks or take a short nap before moving back to your desk and completing the rest of the tasks.

Find a study buddy

Studying alone can be quite boring, especially if you’re missing your friends at school. Worry no more! There are many web and mobile apps that you can use for free to meet your study buddy virtually. You can even form study groups and discuss the lessons like you usually do.

Source: https://www.ciit.edu.ph/