The Next Stop For Education is Virtual and Here’s My Experience

Schools in PG county shall remain virtual until the 14th of January.

So, we’re back on zooms for the first time in a few months and I honestly expected worse.

When I first started, I thought I would hate it.

I can’t even lie about that. I thought it would be horrible and I didn’t want to do it, but that’s changing.

Last year I wasn’t the best when it came to learning virtually. I think that’s partly because I didn’t know what I was doing.

No one did.

We all started virtual learning sort of unexpectedly and some people adjusted better than others. We had to learn how to navigate things we never used and sort of disregard the usual ways of teaching and learning that we were all used to in favor of something new.

I can openly admit to not being one of those people who did amazingly, and I can take accountability for my role in that, but I honestly don’t think history will be repeated this year.

So far, virtual learning has is actually going well. I’m not someone who’s really into social interaction and I enjoy my own company, so this is fun so far. The days aren’t as long as I thought they would feel and I’m getting work done while being warm and comfortable in my own house versus having to be outside in the cold, or in a classroom quiet, on a normal school day.

I honestly have no clue how virtual will go in the future, I might hate it after we get back, but it isn’t that bad so far.