Students Adapt To Face To Face Or Remote Learning


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Sophomore Morgan Hernandez completes an assignment in class. Hernandez decided to attend school face to face instead of remote.

After schools announced their reopening in September, students were faced with a decision to remain virtual or return face-to-face.

Typically when students think of school, they picture sitting in a classroom with a teacher, that may be the case for students in school, but virtual students have Schools PLP, and Google Classroom instead.

“I believe it’s harder, because in person you are able to ask questions and get the answer to your questions right away rather than waiting hours,” virtual student Aubrie Bynum said.

Virtual students face many challenges everyday and adapt to their newly changing learning environment. From not having a teacher, having to keep pace on assignments, and overcoming technology issues, are just some challenges students have to face.

“I have had to adapt my schedule to make sure I do all my work and get it done on time,” virtual student Jacob Bannerman said.

Without a teacher, virtual students have to adapt on how to learn the material. Lessons get posted online for students to read.

“Not being able to be taught in person, and virtual makes it harder to understand than it would in person. All my lessons are reading, no videos, just reading, and I have many assignments a day, in school I wouldn’t have as much,” Bynum said.

Some students who returned back to school are pleased with their decision and believe that being in person is what is best for them, they believe that being in school helps and pushes them to do better.

“I missed learning and getting up and having somewhere/something to do everyday. In person it is so much easier like I don’t procrastinate and I’m so productive and I’m actually learning,” traditional student Kayla Nichols said.

By having the decision to return back to school, everyone had the chance to decide how their school year was going to play out.

“I think being in person is an advantage because it forces you to do the work and you get taught better and the workload seems a lot easier,” Nichols said.