Tips for Helping Students Overcome Remote Learning Issues

Nowadays, students are learning from home, and it is something that has become the new normal. With most of them used to going to school and learning in groups with other students, they may run into a few problems when remote learning. However, there are ways to overcome these learning issues.

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Tips for Helping Students Overcome Remote Learning Issues

Common Problems with Remote Learning

Each problem varies with each student when it comes to remote learning. Some students might be easily distracted while others may have a hard time understanding the material being taught. Here are some of the most common problems regarding remote learning and how to overcome them.

Easily Distracted Students

Learning from home means that students have access to their electronics, pets, toys, and more. To keep them focused on learning, set up a learning space for them that is as clutter-free and quiet as possible.

Complaints of Headaches

With remote learning, most students are in front of a computer. The computer screen should be placed at eye-level to prevent neck strain. Have the student follow the 20-20-20 rule which consists of 20-second breaks every 20 minutes and also looking 20-feet away. Blue light glasses of computer screen filters can also help. Going to see an eye doctor can also help to prevent other serious problems.

Boy on remote learning, making notes
Tips for Helping Students Overcome Remote Learning Issues

Complaining of Hand Cramps

Kids may get hand cramps as they write, but this can be avoided with proper writing techniques and pencil or pen holding. Hands can be strengthened with the help of therapy putty and toys that snap together. Adding a molded pencil grip can help with proper grasping. Proper wrist placement can also be practiced when the paper is placed on a wall or easel during remote learning.

The Student Is Getting Up and Is Fidgety

Be sure to schedule frequent breaks where the student can get up, stretch, and move around. Their seat should also be supportive, comfortable, and they shouldn’t be slouching in it.

Question of the Day: Are a Woman’s 30s Really Her Prime?

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Question of the Day: Are a Woman’s 30s Really Her Prime?

Remember one of the first scenes in 13 Going on 30, where a 13-year-old Jenna Rink locked herself inside a closet and wished to be 30 and successful and flirty? Do you also remember her favorite fictional magazine, Poise? Neither of those things is coincidental. Women’s pop culture and media are major contributors to the popular narrative that ages 30 to 39 are supposed to be every woman’s prime — professionally, emotionally, socially, physically, and romantically.

Celebrities’ Answer Is Yes

Beyonce at Her Prime in 30
Question of the Day: Are a Woman’s 30s Really Her Prime?

The likes of Shakira, Rihanna, Beyonce, and Reese Witherspoon have all spoken about how turning 30 has been a real gamechanger for them. “I don’t think I realized it in my 20s that no one else makes you whole. Your happiness is your own responsibility,” says Reese while Shakira adds, “All through my 20s, I spent more time worrying about the things I didn’t have rather than what I did.” Celebrities aren’t the only women who say they reach a level of clarity after turning 30.

Science Backs Up the Stereotype

Reaching an emotional, physical, psychological, and carnal prime in a woman’s 30s has long been a cultural stereotype. And there might be some science to back it all up. A recent study found that, on average, women’s’ salaries reach their peak at age 39. Another study showed that women experience more orgasms in their 30s than in their teens. Lastly, a 2014 study concluded that 31 is the age at which women feel most comfortable in their bodies and sensuality.

Jennifer Garner in 13 going on 30, looking at a pair of panties
Question of the Day: Are a Woman’s 30s Really Her Prime?

There Isn’t Just One Prime to Have

When asked, older women in their 50s give a different answer about a woman’s prime. To them, there isn’t such a thing as the ultimate best age. In your 30s, you reach your physical prime, but there are new primes with each passing phase of your life, both before and after that age. Each life phase has its joys and gifts that are worth cherishing and experiencing.