What should I do if I’m struggling?
- If you are struggling with a course or standard within a course, we highly recommend you contact your teacher first. All teacher emails can be found on the NEHI Staff List
- Reach out to a friend in the same class
- Use the power of the Internet. Type the problem in the search bar and select from YouTube videos, articles, excerpts from book, and many other sources
- Contact a Pinellas eCounselor at eCounselor@pcsb.org for support. Pinellas eCounselor is staffed after hours, Monday-Friday, 4 pm-9 pm, and are also able to assist in answering your questions on topics that include:
- High School Preparation
- State Graduation Requirements
- College and Career Planning
- Financial Aid and Scholarship Questions
- Advanced Coursework Opportunities
Pay attention in classes
- It'll reduce the time you spend trying to learn the topic at home
Establish a routine
- Make a schedule and stick to it.
- Decide the best time for doing homework. You may think the best time is right after school, or you may need a break first and then do homework after dinner.
- Do homework at the same time every day. If your involved in after school activities, homework comes first!
- Since coaches sometimes change practice schedules from week to week, plan ahead to complete homework assignments.
Set up a study area
- Do homework in the same place every day
- Find a place with proper lighting where you are comfortable
Homework survival kit
- Get the supplies you need: pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener, paper, crayons, dictionary, scissors, glue, ruler, calculator and other supplies
- Keep supplies in a box near the study area
- Homework time needs to be a time when you can concentrate. Work at reducing distractions and interruptions by Social Media and TV.
Focus on the subjects you've been struggling with
- Give some extra time towards the topics you're not the best at