Updated: Aug 31, 2022
Written by: Masako King
“Distanced learning.” Now those are two words that a large number of students and teachers don’t want to hear, but given the situation that we are in with the rise of COVID-19 cases, coming back to the traditional classroom setting sadly won’t be happening for the second semester of school. In the meantime, we all not only as a community, but we as humans must follow the basic safety measures in order to end the high escalating statistics of depression, the number of cases of lives being lost, and so much more:
Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Practice social distancing
Wash your hands often
Now, with this form of learning, it is understandable that it cannot compare to that of being present in a real classroom. Many students can agree upon how it was easier to stay engaged, where now Instagram or our phones in general continuously call out our names. Participation came at ease and it was easier to expand on the thoughts and ideas raised in class. With the countless factors that can hinder our learning experiences, we all must remind ourselves that this unconventional learning experience is not isn’t forever. We will all reunite with friends, teachers, counselors, office ladies, and more with time, go to places outside of our county safely. And of course, during this time we are proving ourselves to be outstanding, flexible learners that can take on any boundary that comes our way. I, and many others that help fuel your educational journey, are proud of however big or small your academic and personal achievements are. Together, we can get through part two of semester one! Practice what it means to be a phenomenal student, but remember to prioritize your mental health as well!