How to Kick-Start 2023 on the Right Note: Advice From Teachers

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2022 was a wonderful year. Our students impressed us with their academic and extracurricular accomplishments, their parents continued to provide unrelenting support to our teachers, and our online school achieved new milestones.

As we head towards 2023, it’s important to take some moments to reflect on the previous year. In 2022, we collectively recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuilt ourselves. However, we also faced new socioeconomic, political, and environmental obstacles.

As we step into 2023, it’s important to keep abreast of ground realities and remain optimistic at the same time. In this blog, we’ll offer advice for 2023 from teachers. How can you strengthen your academic performance in the upcoming year? Moreover, what’s the right way to be socially responsible in this critical year?

Keep reading. We’d love to engage in a healthy debate towards the end of the blog; please share your thoughts with us! Let’s begin.

1. Understand What’s Happening in the World

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2022 was a difficult year in many ways and a positive year in others. We faced a wide range of economic, political, environmental, and social catastrophes.

At Cambridge Home School Online, we encourage our students to understand what’s happening in the world. As Carol Hanisch stated, “The personal is political.” Our personal experiences aren’t isolated; they form the fabric of the larger society we live in.

As we understand the economic, political, social, and environmental structures of the world, we’re able to take a step outside our circle of privilege and observe critical ground realities. This is extremely important. It helps us take equitable action and advocate for marginalised individuals and communities.

Understand the significance of political movements like BLM, the fight against climate change, economic disparities, and other ground realities. This is the first step towards becoming a socially conscious and responsible citizen.

2. Create a New Academic Game Plan


As you focus on your social growth, make some time for academic development as well. At CHS Online, our teachers plan the upcoming year with students to ensure a smooth, steady transition and consistent academic growth. It’s time to reflect on your academic performance in the previous year.

Make a list of your accomplishments, strengths, weaknesses, skills, and areas of improvement. Discuss the plan with your teachers and get their input. Once you have a good grasp of where you stand and what needs to be done differently in 2023, it’s time to get to work!

Create a digital academic game plan. You can also use a physical calendar; however, a digital plan will be easier to edit and track. If you’re an IGCSE or A Level student, your academic plan should be SMART (specific, measurable, actionable, relevant, and time-bound). This will help you systematically achieve your goals and secure top grades. If you’re having trouble creating a plan, feel free to consult your teachers.

3. Make Time for Personal Growth

Your personal growth is extremely important, especially as you step into a new year with a wide range of exciting new opportunities at your feet! Explore your interests, hobbies, pursuits, and passions. Participate in competitions like Spelling Bee, Chess, debating, essay writing, and so on.

Personal growth also includes ethical and moral development. Practice empathy, learn the importance of being responsible, and treat people with respect and kindness.

Recommended Read: 3 Useful Soft Skills Students Develop Through Online Schooling

4. Strive to Consult Your Teachers More Frequently

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Your teachers are indubitably the best resource that is available to you. If you want 2023 to be a successful year, actively consult your teachers at every step of the way.

Students often hesitate to approach their teachers if they’re struggling academically. At CHS Online, we have a team of qualified, experienced, approachable, and dedicated MA/MSc/PhD teachers on board. We break the barrier of intimidation and fear that divides students and teachers. You can freely take up any matter with your teachers, even if it’s non-academic.

For instance, if you’re struggling with a personal issue like stress or anxiety, you can reach out to your teachers and get the support, guidance, and encouragement you need to get back on track.

At CHS Online, we also provide one-on-one success coaching and pastoral support to every student. In 2023, strive to utilise these resources as much as you can. Your mental health is extremely important. A healthy school-life balance will help you maintain optimal mental health. As you keep your teachers and counsellors in the loop, you’ll enjoy a successful academic year!

5. Have a Check-and-Balance System in Place

Procrastination and complacency are extremely common among students. You may set impressive new goals for 2023. However, as the year progresses, you may become a little less diligent.

Make sure you have a good check-and-balance system in place. If you become passive and stop checking your goals off the list, hold yourself accountable. You can ask an older friend or family member to help you out with this.

Consistency will ultimately help you ensure that 2023 is a successful academic year. There’s nothing wrong with taking breaks. However, make sure you don’t lose track of your goals entirely. If you’re looking for more advice for 2023 from teachers, we’re always here to help.

At Cambridge Home School Online, we equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to succeed year in and year out. 2023 is a fresh start! Let’s make the most of it.

If you’re considering switching to the online schooling model, Cambridge Home School Online should be your top consideration. We offer four competitive homeschooling programs: Primary Prep/Key Stage 2 (ages 7 to 10), Lower School/Key Stage 3 (ages 11 to 13), Upper School/IGCSEs (ages 14 to 16), and Sixth Form/AS & A-Levels (ages 17 to 19).

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Our MA/MSc/PhD qualified teachers use the Cambridge homeschooling curriculum to help students develop an academic edge, cover more ground, and excel. Our students also enjoy additional resources like our 24/7 eLibrary, Cambridge lecture series, one-on-one success coaching and pastoral support, and more.

If you’re not enrolled at our institution, you can apply for our academic booster classes (held online). Let’s begin!


How Did Cambridge Home School Online Perform in 2022?

In 2022, Cambridge Home School Online achieved significant milestones. The students displayed outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements, and parents were consistently supportive of the teaching staff.

What Should Students Focus on for 2023?

For 2023, students are encouraged to strengthen their academic performance by creating a new academic game plan. They should also aim for personal growth by exploring interests and hobbies. It’s crucial to remain socially conscious by understanding world events and advocating for marginalized communities.

What Support is Available for Students at Cambridge Home School Online?

Cambridge Home School Online has a well-qualified team of MA/MSc/PhD teachers who are approachable and dedicated. One-on-one success coaching and pastoral support are also provided to every student to facilitate both academic and personal growth.

How Can Students Stay Accountable in 2023?

To stay focused on their goals, students should have a check-and-balance system in place. Consistency is key, and it’s important not to lose track of goals. They can also seek the help of family members or older friends for accountability.

What Programs are Offered at Cambridge Home School Online?

Cambridge Home School Online offers four key programs: Primary Prep/Key Stage 2 for ages 7 to 10, Lower School/Key Stage 3 for ages 11 to 13, Upper School/IGCSEs for ages 14 to 16, and Sixth Form/AS & A-Levels for ages 17 to 19.