Two of our students, India and Cash Kazakoff, engaged in Distance Education while travelling around Australia for a year. We asked them for some tips and hints that they learnt – here’s what they shared:
‘Studying from home can be difficult. Not only is it monotonous and slow-paced, but it can be hard to keep motivated. My brother and I did distance education for a year when I was in Year 9 and Cash in Year 6, and here are a few things that keep us motivated:
- Take Breaks When You’re Studying: Sitting at a desk for six or seven hours straight isn’t only bad for your physical health, but for your concentration and mental wellbeing. It’s good to take a break to do something that you enjoy, like practicing a hobby, or getting outside
- Exercise: Nothing helps keep you concentrated as much as a balanced lifestyle – so get up and get out!; and
- Reach Out: It’s important to keep in touch with your friends and teachers during this period of isolation. Everyone is ready to support you and give you all the help you need – you’ll never be alone, even if you’re in quarantine!’.