Stress During Virtual Learning


Kaitlyn Ryberg

Kasen Ryberg (’24) juggles several things during virtual learning and times are tough for students.

Aiden McAffie, Writer

Seven hours a day, five days a week: that’s roughly 35 hours a week, 140 hours a month, and 1,260 hours in a nine month school year. Students are at school for quite some time throughout the year, but students also have other things to attend to which raises the question.
Is school too stressful on students who play sports, have a part time job, or both? We all know school is necessary, but are there things teachers could do to lighten the load for students?
In my opinion, teachers should give the lesson for the day and then give an assignment to make sure that students understand the lesson and are adequately prepared for a test. Personally, this has worked well considering I’ve been a student athlete and now, even though I no longer play a sport, I have a job.
When teachers overload me with work, it is quite stressful, especially when it’s more than one teacher doing it. Teachers may not be doing this on purpose, but I believe it’s important to know how students feel about your class and the amount of work given and the amount of class time given to complete the work.
Even students that excel in a specific subject, may find themselves overwhelmed if they have too much homework. Obviously, I am not saying there should be zero homework, but if teachers could survey their students and give a more personalized learning experience to their students, I think that would be beneficial for the teacher and student.
Not all students are able to do homework for a few hours every night nor should any student have to. I think teachers assigning the right amount of work could be a good start.