Here’s What I Want My Students to Know When We’re Not Together…


As an educator, my ultimate goal is to prepare my students for success, both in the classroom and in their personal lives. When we’re not together, it’s important for students to continue developing their skills and growing as individuals. In this article, I will outline some key points that I want all my students to remember when we are apart.

1. Stay Organized:

One of the most important life skills a student can learn is organizational skills. Keeping track of assignments and deadlines is crucial for academic success. Utilize tools such as calendars, planners, and digital apps to stay on top of your work and manage your time efficiently.

2. Be Proactive with Communication:

In today’s world of technology, students have numerous ways to communicate with teachers and classmates. If you’re struggling with an assignment or need clarification on a topic, don’t be afraid to reach out for help. Teachers are here to support you even when we’re not face-to-face.

3. Stay Curious and Keep Learning:

Learning should never be confined within classroom walls or limited by class schedules. Use your free time to explore new topics or develop new skills that interest you. This can be through reading books, watching educational videos, or even engaging in interactive online courses.

4. Practice Healthy Habits:

When we’re together in class, I often remind students about the importance of staying healthy – eating well, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep are essential for maintaining physical and mental health. These habits are just as crucial outside the classroom.

5. Believe in Yourself:

Never underestimate your capabilities; believe in yourself even when the going gets tough. Challenges are simply opportunities for growth, so embrace them with patience and perseverance. Remember that every student’s pace may differ – what matters most is continuous personal growth.

6. Stay Connected with Your Classmates:

Your peers are a valuable resource and supporting each other’s learning can be essential for success. Stay in touch with your classmates via messaging apps or social media groups to discuss assignments, share ideas, or work collectively on projects.

7. Embrace the Journey:

Finally, remember that your education is a journey – one that will have its ups and downs. Always strive to learn from your mistakes and experiences, as these moments shape you into a stronger and more resilient individual.


Even when we’re not together, keep these points in mind as you navigate the challenges of growing up and developing as a student. Always remember my favorite saying: “Success is a journey, not a destination.” Together or apart, we’ll continue this journey of growth and accomplishment.