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Virtual Learning vs. In-Person Learning by Nuala G.

"There is good and bad in everything, but what matters is the way you handle it."

~A 6th grade JW student

Children all over the U.S. have had to adapt to online school. Kids have had to figure out how to navigate and understand different websites, which can be hard, but there is a good side to it as well! A student could be eating a chocolate bar while listening to a teacher talk about a homework assignment! Many kids like in-person school, while others like virtual learning. It is up to you to decide which one you favor, but either way, remember there’s good in everything.


Online school has its bad parts, but what about the good parts? Online school lets us be organized. When I want to see if there is homework, all I have to do is look at the myMCPS calendar or I can go back to a recording of a class. Online learning also gives kids the responsibility to remember important things. If a child does a homework assignment but then forgets to submit it, then they could get a 0/0 on it.


On the other hand, in-person learning can be easier than online school. You might not be able to get in touch with your teacher quickly online, but in the school building, you can go up to the teacher's desk and ask. In-person learning also has a good impact on students' social life. You can easily chat with friends in between classes and you can make new friends when a teacher pairs you up with people you don’t know to do a group project.


It is up to you to decide which one suits you the best, but try to find the good things instead of the bad in any kind of situation. Good luck!

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