Back in March when quarantine first started, everything switched to online, including school. Parents quickly became the teachers and had to learn how to do everything virtually. College students had to leave their schools and return to their homes to finish the semester remotely and had to try to teach themselves a lot of course material.
Many people, including myself, hoped that when the start of school came around again things would be back to the normal we were used to, or at least a little more normal. The more normal being we would be back to full in person classes in the fall. However, that was very hopeful thinking.
Now, school districts and universities are trying to make the difficult decisions on what classes, and the school environment, are going to look like in just a few short weeks. By this point it seems as though most everyone has a general idea of which classes they are going to revert to when the year starts, even if it is not the most ideal version.
Many other students, including myself, are excited to be going back to school to continue classes in person, but we are also very nervous. We are excited to be able to see our friends again, and to learn more in the classroom and a little less online. I am someone who enjoys being in the classroom with the teacher or professor and other students and I don’t really enjoy the online classes as much. However, nerves are running high because there are still a lot of unknowns and we are still not completely sure what to expect when we get back to school.
There is no doubt that the school year is going to be very different and it doesn’t matter whether students and teachers are in person or online. However, it is important to be able to adapt with the changing times no matter how difficult it may be. If you need an escape from the craziness of the world, do something that is going to make you feel better, like going outside, reading a good book, writing anything, or all of the above.
During the past couple of months, I have tried to be a glass half-full kind of person to try and find the positives in a given situation. The silver lining with the new form of going back to school is that now a lot of people are learning how to use technology more and better than if nothing went virtual at all.