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“The shuttles with Coronavirus. In” Is America ready to learn virtually? “Dana Goldstein talks about the big change that started last month in US education. We asked students how they treated remote learning for the roundup of student feedback on our writing guidance this week.
They said the things that they lack when they go to school: their friends, family, games, out-of-school events, like “loud and wild lunch.” They told us all.
However, some students find that they love working at their own speed, setting their own schedules, and liberating themselves from “the school’s chaotic atmosphere.”
However, others identified the drawbacks of distance learning, of trying to comprehend tasks and being quickly separated from a trustworthy Internet. “I would have laughed and called you nuts if you had told me a few months ago that I wished for classes, but I would do anything to go back to my classroom.” Nashville-based Hannah said.
‘I didn’t realise before now why I had taken my school and schedule as granted.’
Schul is a place where bonds can be created, duty learned and the house can flee, but Coronavirus seems to have taken that away from us. Every day in my school setting, I loved to see my friends. Now I know that school has been my primary point of contact with people because it has been taken away from me. Now that we can no longer go, I feel I lost friendships at college. School teaches us accountability, too. When I went to school and waked up and went to bed, I had a routine. Now I don’t have an excuse to go to bed, I’m much later than I used to get up. There is also a lack of desire to execute tasks now because in school one and a half hours a day were provided to work in the classroom, but now I keep putting tasks back to the last second. This would probably not allow me to deal on my principles in the upcoming senior year … I wanted to keep my senior year counting at any moment due to the Coronavirus, and not to take it for granted as in the last three high school years.
I’m always worried that I can’t enter online courses and activities and keep them going easily.’
For several of my friends and me, the online school was a frustrating operation. I live in an environment that has a strong Internet and WiFi connections and I am not only overwhelmed by homework, but I’m also very concerned about the prospect of not being able to attend the online classes and assignments and of being able to sustain them. I still find it frustrating to function at home because school vs. home is not segregated. Normally, I am able to concentrate at school since it is a busy place and I interact with people around me constantly.
‘I miss everyone, my friends in particular.’
Of the questions raised by Mrs. Goldstein, the most critical thing is how much more schools have than academics. I miss everybody, my friends, in particular, even the instructor who speaks more … I mean, they’re there at least to illustrate their job. Social contact, a place to practice… Zoom calls and texts and Google Hangouts can not replace contact from one user to another. I‘m a dancer, and dance still was so unfailing to me that I thought it’d always be there, even though schools shut down. But it didn’t. So it didn’t. Often I feel confused and I feel I have nothing to hang on.