Courtesy of Eliana Vallejo
Spanish teacher Eliana Vallejo, believes that the hardest challenge for her is managing her schedule. During the quarantine, Vallejo is at home with her baby while still trying to teach to over 150 students.
Vallejo said she was already using a lot of online tools and sites, so it wasn’t as difficult as she thought it would be.
“I have altered my lessons and assignments to something much easier and less stressful for all of us. Hopefully, I can manage a better schedule for grading,” said Vallejo.
Similar to Heaney’s policy, Vallejo expects her students to at least attempt the work. If they don’t finish it or get 100%, it’s not a big deal. She just wants her students to see the material they would have learned in school.
Vallejo said that online learning could negatively impact her students because students depend on teachers to be there for them and ask for help in the moment.
She continued, “Now that students are home, and with all the craziness going on in our world, school work seems much more stressful and impossible to do.”
“Everything must come to an end and when it does, we’ll all be a lot stronger than before. Let’s stay positive and keep our heads up,” added Vallejo.