• Dr. Herpy

Remote Instruction Causing Time Management Challenges

By Ellie Pleune | Bomber Media

The COVID-19 pandemic has closed schools around the country, leaving students with the challenges of time management and completing work on time.

Without the supervision of teachers in the classroom, it’s no surprise that many distractions can hinder the ability of students to complete assignments on time. With addictive social media platforms such as TikTok or intense gaming devices such as Xbox, distractions are likely. 

Junior Natalie Alexander finds that her job, not social media or video games, is the cause of her disturbance.

“I went to sleep at about 1:30 a.m. last night and woke up at 11:15 a.m. today. I have a lot of work to do today because I have two AP classes and one honors class. I also have work every day from 3:30-6:30 p.m., which makes it very hard to finish my school work,” said Alexander.

At Kenston High School, students are expected to log on by 2:15 p.m., the end of a normal school day, for attendance. This is a major switch from 7:45 a.m., when students normally are required to report to the school for class.

This wide time range not only applies to the attendance portion of the school day, but also the assignments given. For many classes, teachers have set a deadline of 11:59 p.m. for assignments, an even longer amount of time to fulfill the teacher’s requests. 

While some may find it difficult to keep up, others are flourishing with this new online “classroom” and are taking the chance to excel and work ahead. 

“I like to wake up around 10:00 am and try to get my work done for the day. Then, I stay up and try to get some of my assignments done for the next day and end up going to bed around 2:00 a.m.,” said junior Elise Bradbury. 

Whether students are completing their work early or leaving it until the last minute, the schedule of the day is very different during remote learning.