According to students and teachers alike, in-person learning is better and healthier for both students and teachers rather than online learning.
In the past year, due to Covid-19, students have been transitioning in and out of online learning, providing a big change from traditional school settings. Because of this, students have had many more obstacles and learning curves regarding school in the past year.
“This year feels a lot more serious than last year for me,” sophomore Emmy Addison said, “I feel that being online made me feel almost as if I weren’t really in school, so I didn’t take it very seriously. Ever since I’ve come back to in-person learning, I know how important school is.”
In-person learning can have many benefits, especially those including socializing and communication skills.
“My favorite parts of in-school learning are hanging out with friends, having better communications with teachers, and doing group work/projects,” sophomore Ava Rahmatipour said. “These are my favorite things because all together it’s about being together in class and working together.”
Teachers also have gone through these learning obstacles in the past year. Forming a teacher-student relationship can help students and teachers feel that they have a connection to the learning.
“My favorite part of in-person learning is seeing my students’ faces and developing relationships with each of my classes,” sophomore English teacher Dr. Sloan Acker said. “I really missed that last year.”
Overall, many students and teachers feel better about their in-person learning experience this year than online learning last year.
“I think my in-person learning has gone pretty well,” Addison said. “I’m making better grades and I’m actually able to learn the material being given to me.”