Are you negotiating children at home while possibly taking on the new role as their classroom teacher?
Studying from home with family during a pandemic!
We are all becoming accustomed to the abrupt changes occurring while attending college, going from face-to-face learning to online classes. So many things in life are in flux for everyone. Simply living during a worldwide pandemic is a huge event, but how it affects your education on a personal level can be very stressful.
How your education might be affected
- Learning how to study online (getting comfortable with Canvas, Zoom, email, online study groups)
- Learning how to manage your time to be a successful student
- Not having the greatest computer or not having a computer
- Not having internet or having slow internet
- Only having a phone as your learning tool
- Feeling overwhelmed carrying 12 units to keep financial aid or to stay qualified for a specific program
- Being ready to graduate and wondering how COVID-19 will affect graduation and transfer
How it affects home life
- Losing a job or having an "essential" job
- Not having any financial support (dropping classes may affect financial aid)
- Children being home all the time
- Overseeing online education for your child or children
- Not being with family members
- Too many family members living in a small place
- Fear of the unknown
The list is endless. The entire world is experiencing the pandemic in varying degrees and everyone feels the impact one way or another. Hopefully you will find helpful information in these pages focusing primarily on ways to improve your study life and family life so that you can continue to pursue your educational goals. There a few action items that can increase your inner sense of control, when everything outside of yourself seems out of control.
Psychologists have found that the one thing a person can control in their life is how they spend their time. In this case, during a pandemic, so many variables have changed, time management might seem impossible. Schedule? What schedule? The change from complete freedom of movement to strictly stay at home life can create chaos with mounting frustration on everyone's part.