Many students dread returning to school after a relaxing summer break, but this year, they might not have to worry about that. With the current pandemic and social distancing orders in place, many students will not be physically allowed to go to school in the fall. To keep students safe, many districts are turning to online classes or a hybrid between in-person classes and virtual learning. Whatever school system is put in place next year, students will have to adapt to a new way of going to school and learning without interacting daily with other students and teachers. While this might not be ideal for many students, there are many ways that you can still maintain good grades and be successful, even if their classes are virtual.
- Make friends in your classes!
Even though online learning makes it more difficult for you to interact with others and get to know the other kids in your classes, that doesn’t mean that it is impossible! With social media, it is so much easier to communicate with other people and makes friends. A relationship with another classmate does not need to be awkward and can start with you just asking a question about an assignment. Having a friend in the class is so useful because you can compare assignments, ask questions, and even clarify directions! Although you won’t be seeing your classmates in person every day, you can still build connections and network in your classes.