I’m Ms. James, the proud EAC of the Summerlin and Northwest Campus! From home, I have been working hard to ensure that my students have everything they need to be academically successful during this uncertain time. From Study Skills class to weekly phone conferencing, my students know that there is no getting rid of me. I’m here to help—always!
Working from home—for our students and our staff—has been a great test of our Nevada State High School Core Values—responsibility, integrity, and motivation. Our EAC’s are incredibly driven. From attendance to quality work, we continue to hold high expectations for our students. In return, our students are pushing through as well. It is wonderful to be a part of a network that is committed to finishing the school year strong!
1. Create a Workspace that Sparks Joy
I believe that you are more positive and productive when you are happy and comfortable with your workspace. My home office has bright white desks and is filled with colorful pens, artwork, and flowers! My favorite quotes and vision boards adorn the walls, and my planners, notebooks, and pup, Onyx, are always within reach. (That’s right! Onyx is usually sleeping right next to my desk during Study Skills class.)
2. Get Some Sunshine
Do you know what I do between classes and conference calls? I step outside into my garden! Taking a moment away from my home office to get fresh air and vitamin D gives me a great boost of energy. Every so often, stretch your legs in your backyard or catch some rays through your bedroom window.
3. Stay Organized
Okay, maybe you don’t need to color coordinate your pens like me; however, maintaining a tidy environment will help you stay efficient! A cluttered desk can lead to wasting time, making mistakes, and forgetting important items on your to-do list. To avoid this, use boxes, folders, and binders to sort and store important papers, schoolwork, and office supplies. Does your room need a little bit of spring cleaning? Now is a better time than ever!
4. Manage Your Time
Days begin to blend together when you spend a long period of time in one place. Try using an hourly planner or schedule to time block parts of the day for different tasks. This can increase your productivity and help you achieve your academic goals while working from home!