Are you looking for how to stay focused in charter school during the holidays, then the information below right for you. If you are binge watching shows, playing your Xbox One, or wasting time loitering around at the park, then I suggest that you are setting the stage for becoming actively disengaged when you return back to your charter school after the Holidays. Below are some ways to help you build a wider network of learning so that you can stay focused, have fun, and seek to be actively engaged when you get back to your charter school after the holidays.
Ways to stay focused in charter school during the holidays
- Gather with family and ask about experiences with their job, college, life. Here are some questions to start:
- How did you pick a career?
- Who did you idolize growing up and why?
- Which family member did you go to for advice when you were younger?
- What is the hardest thing as a child that you had to overcome and how did you do it?
Above all else, do not get distracted or start talking about yourself so much that you lose your opportunity to listen and learn.
- Enroll in a class, enrichment program, or go watch a show. There are several ways to broaden your horizons and enrich your winter break experience. Consider taking a winter break class to get a head on your spring semester. There are also several enrichment programs from arts and crafts at your local city’s recreation center/museum to golf camps for beginners to advanced players at your local golf course (call and ask). Finally, go to concert or watch a play/show at a nearby theatre. Try doing it with a friend as it may help build stronger relationships.
- Get out and volunteer: There are several nonprofit organizations looking for help. The time over winter break is a great way to gain valuable experience. Often times, a great volunteering opportunity is your local school. As teachers are on winter break, the school administration is often in the school’s office working hard at processing end of the semester paperwork. Perhaps you could stop by and indicate your willingness to volunteer over the winter break.
- Visit someplace new in your community: Be sure to leave time to visit someplace new in your community. Find a friend or family member that would join you in exploring either a new business or some landmark in your community that you may not have every had the opportunity to visit.
Shut off the television, put down your video game controller, and break up the posse at the park to engage and have some fun over your holiday break. These are some valuable ways to stay focused in charter schools during the holidays and you may find yourself building stronger relationships the family and friends that you bring along too.