Bulldogs Come Home

by Amya Felix

On March 13 2020, distant learning took over the fundamentals of learning, the joy of interacting with friends, and the SEA’s motivational atmosphere. The feeling of frustration and desperation has damaged us all, day by day. Our mind, body and spirit can no longer do this!

Students are feeling overwhelmed with homework and have difficulties understanding their work and what they learned during class. We all end up procrastinating and become sluggish while attending classes. Technology and Wifi issues are a huge difficulty. Bad behavior in synchronous classes has been interfering with students and teachers when it comes to engaging in their work.

According to a survey that was posted for a class about distance learning:

  • 38.5% students feel comfortable with being at home while learning, but
  • 23.1% students feel horrible about not being in school.
  • Only 30.8% students feel prepared during class
  • 69.2% students feel somewhat prepared for class, and we want our students to always be prepared and confident.

SEA student CFC Joseph Felix said, “ The learning experience has been very vague and confusing. School is not the same.”

Sitting on the same spot with a screen in front of your face isn’t the right way for us to learn. We need to engage, interact, communicate and collaborate in order for us to take back our SEA spirit. Our school and families want the best for our student’s education and we don’t want to fail them. We all want to strive for the best and succeed in any challenges that we have to face. We want our students to treasure the moments they have at SEA and feel joy when walking on the campus.

Southeast Academy is not the same without the people, but we must continue to always have faith and hope. We are all in this together and no one is or will ever be alone. We will return to our second home soon but for now, we all need to stay safe, positive and always believe anything is possible.