Home Education Online education affecting everyone's mental health

Online education affecting everyone’s mental health


Okaloosa County students did online school for months at the end of last school year.

For many, their mental health deteriorated and learning ceased during that time. Parents and teachers were given the option of online or brick and mortar (b+m) school at the beginning of this school year. The majority of parents that chose b+m school weighed the risks of Covid-19, but what we didn’t realize was the effect that quarantine would have on our students’ education and mental health. 

More:Submit a Letter to the Editor

More:GUEST VIEW: Student quarantines too long, harmful to education

There are hundreds of students missing weeks of instruction at a time, not to mention sporting and social events. Some students have been quarantined multiple times which equates to an entire month (or more) of no school. To watch your A’s and B’s drop to D’s and F’s is demoralizing.

Quarantining students has made teaching unnecessarily much more difficult. Most teachers chose to teach in b+m schools as opposed to online. They weighed the risk of catching Covid-19 when deciding to teach face to face.

However, they are having to divide their teaching between in-person and online because of quarantined students. Some teachers are retiring or quitting with no notice. This puts undue strain on those that stay, as well as the administration. Teachers end up with crowded classrooms which means even more kids will be put on quarantine if the policy continues. 



Source link

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Bondi backpacker asked to leave restaurant over ‘not acceptable’ outfit gets apology

A popular Bondi restaurant has apologised to an Italian backpacker for “embarrassing and offending” the woman over her choice of outfit.North Bondi Fish...

This is what happens to your body when you stop exercising

After a lot of effort, you finally started exercising, but one fine day you got busy and felt too lazy to...

What Big Brother star David Graham, ‘Farmer Dave’, looks like now

David Graham, or “Farmer Dave”, as many may remember him as, hit our screens back in 2006 when he appeared on the reality...

Fauci warns of surge in COVID-19 after Christmas and New Year

The worst of the coronavirus pandemic may be on the horizon for the US, with a possible surge in cases after the Christmas...

Dire forecast for end of the year

Much of Australia can expect a wet end to the year, with thunder and rain storms predicted across the eastern half of the...
%d bloggers like this: