Remote learning tips students should know

As we navigate remote learning during the 2020-21 school year, the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District counselors have provided some suggestions to help students adjust. 

 Find a schedule that works for you

  • Follow a typical school schedule or plan a routine
  • Advocate for yourself. If you are struggling to understand a concept or have a question- ASK! 
  • Take notes as you are learning and listening. It will help you focus.
  • Take breaks and add movement into your day.
  • Lock/put your phone away to help you concentrate.
  • Make a list of tasks and cross items off as you complete them. Make the tasks small and achievable.


As a student, make sure to value the importance of self care. Identify what that may look like to you? 

  • Go for a walk
  • Hug a pet
  • Play a video game
  • Text a friend or family member
  • Meditate 

Creating a work space.

Find tips on creating a workspace with this worksheet.

  • A designated area to work can improve your attention, focus and productivity.  Your workspace does not have to look like a classroom and it certainly does not have to be magazine perfect. 
  • Work Zones – maximize what space you have
    • Parents, ask your child’s input. What’s important to them for the space? Do they prefer to work next to siblings or work alone? 
    • What kind of lightning helps? Natural light, a lamp, twinkle lights? 
  • Block out distractions 
    • Put away phones
    • Face a wall instead of a window if you get easily distracted

Please call the main office of your school to connect with a school counselor. BPES 518-954-2700, Junior High 518-954-2650, BPHS 518-954-2600.