Out of Office

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Study From Home Days Prepare Students for Working Out Of Office

It’s good to see a few schools are preparing their students for Out Of Office work by introducing work from home days. A handful of high schools in the US schedule “virtual days” when students login to school from home. In spite of a few teething problems and initial resistance, the work from home days are preparing students for life after high school when study and work will be done remotely.

This article in EdWeek describes the experience and suggests tips for educators interested in running work from home days:

  • Use a common learning-management system
  • Students tend to respond best to “synchronous” lessons that allow for real-time communication and interaction
  • Professional development and plenty of advanced preparation time is a must for teaching staff
  • Ensure students have Internet access
  • Help parents understand what you’re doing and why

Read the full article in EdWeek.

12 Tips For Staying Healthy While Working Out Of Office

Working Out Of Office means taking responsibility for many aspects of your working life, including staying healthy. There is mounting evidence that the sedentary lifestyle associated with desk work has a serious, negative impact on health. This can be exacerbated if you work Out Of Office because you are less likely to get up from your desk to go to a meeting room or visit a colleague. So, it’s particularly important for Out Of Office workers to make a conscious effort to incorporate healthy behaviours into their work routines.

Physician Natasha Withers lists 12 tips for staying healthy while working Out Of Office:

  • Setup a separate workspace
  • Choose a good chair
  • Or ditch your chair altogether
  • Get up every hour and get out at least once a day
  • Set a schedule and stick to it
  • Schedule workouts
  • Schedule active meetings
  • Create a soothing environment
  • Maintain a healthy work-life balance by logging your time and setting limits
  • Keep the kitchen stocked with healthy snacks and meals
  • Get showered and dressed as if you’re going to the office
  • Get involved in a virtual telecommuter community

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