English Language Learner in Focus: Ibraheim
We checked in with an artistic middle school student to find out his tips for both students and teachers when it comes to distance learning.
8th Grade Student
Bret Harte Middle School
How has distance learning been going for you?
The last quarter was a lot of work. A lot of documents everywhere. History is alright because the teacher grades fast, and we know how we’re doing to redo our work. I like to know my grades as soon as I do my work. It’s harder for me when I don’t get my grades back because then I don’t know how to get better.
The pros of distance learning is that you can do the assignments and have better research about them. But the cons are that there are too many, and it’s nerve racking and overwhelming about which to do. But this quarter is chill. I know what I’m supposed to do better. Right now I need to do Edpuzzle and Flipgrid and then a list of assignments for science. I like how I know what I’m supposed to do with science. This quarter has felt better, not as overwhelming.
What are some of your tips and strategies to help students with learning from home?
Tips for Students:
Ask for help and take advantage of time that your advisor will help you. My advisor, Mr. Samuel Anderson Moxley, helps me by explaining any assignments I’m confused about. He helps me with all my subjects. He’s a chill teacher who always is available to help.
Tips for Teachers:
Don’t give too many assignments. Make sure to be clear about how you assign work in an organized way and give back grades as soon as possible so that your students know how they’re doing in your class.
During Synchronous Class Time:
I like Nearpod. In Nearpod you know where you are and which one you got wrong or right. Break out rooms are hard when you’re the only one doing the work. I’m independent, and I don’t like to rely on others in the breakout room to do the work.