Reflections on distance learning

School has never been better for some students

I get why some students might feel stressed or feel like it’s hard to keep up with classes because of distance learning. Some of my friends feel that way but I don’t. School has honestly never been better.

So far it’s easy for me and I understand what I have to do. Zoom classes can be annoying but not as annoying as having to get up early and dress for school. And even with different classes on different platforms, it’s not that hard to memorize where your classes are if you could remember your room number when we had regular school.

But my friends feel stressed and frustrated like they have a lot of work to do or have to deal with other things. Students needing a safe place to get away from home are probably the ones I feel really bad about. I don’t necessarily feel motivated to do my work but if I want to graduate and go to a good college I have to do well in school.

Some teachers aren’t sticking to the schedule and providing work on days that aren’t theirs. That is so annoying. So far I think the district nailed it with the schedule and I feel way more ready to learn when I wake up at 9:30 rather than 6:30 since I’m still half asleep.

Having an A period doesn’t feel that hard anymore either and having three or four classes a day really reduces my stress. And how in a Seattle Times article it said teachers weren’t teaching about things going on in the world. I feel like it’s different for me. For example in my law class, teacher Torie Deinhard is educating us on how the police got militarized, and on how they’re killing innocent people. I think the articles of the week that we read, summarize, and put our opinion into are a great way to inform us. But this is also different for everyone so I understand why students might feel that way about an online school.