Struggling with remote learning
To the editor:
I was intrigued after reading the editorial headline, “Remote learning evaluation.” from Dec. 2 published by Marshall Independent.
As a student, I agree that remote learning has been difficult and a struggle for many families as well as educators. As a senior in high school, I’ve dealt with distance learning and online school since the third quarter of last year. Keeping up with assignments and staying engaged in learning they often struggle in a different environment rather than being in the classroom.
I also know many parents who have struggled with distance learning since they don’t have a way to supervise their children when they are at work and their children at home. These parents often end up taking time off work to watch their children and help them with their schoolwork.
Educators have struggled with this the most. Teachers have had to rearrange lesson plans and find new ways of teaching, in an attempt to teach students at home just as effectively as in the classroom. Trying to hold a class full of students’ attention over an online meeting can be very difficult at times especially with a class of younger kids.