I'm respecting lockdown since December. Yes, like the most European countries and other countries around the world. Not easy to survive without seeing family and friends. And no culture at all.
Teachers continue in the frontlines of enabling the sudden shift to remote learning. Within a matter of months, educators have had to quickly adapt their engaging, aligned, in-person lessons into online learning for their students, during 2020 and now they continue in 2021.
"I believe all children should be able to attend school full-time, if at all possible, for many different reasons, such as social development, a safe place to be when parents are out working, and a range of cultural and sporting activities that would be difficult to do at home, as well as the importance of learning with skilled, trained teachers and other students."
It's my conviction too. Children and teen are happier at school, learn better, develop social skills. They need to be among their school mates, learn in-person lessons, having their teachers near. I was hoping this time could be back soon. But it's not possible in the most world countries, Europe, North America, South America. Schools are closed. We don't know much about Asian schools.
Interacting with teachers and classmates mostly through websites and online programs, distance learning provides an alternative to in-person classes. But that alternative will now remain the norm for students.
Parents said the ongoing school shutdown has been a challenge for family, but they’re making it work.
Of course Covid-19 marked 2020 all over the world. And continues in 2021. The UN Secretary-General said: