As I do during the first weeks in January every year, I am taking some time off to relax with family and prepare for the new year? No not this year. Just a memory.
I'm respecting lockdown since December. Yes, like the most of European countries and all over the world. Not easy to survive without seeing family and friends. And no culture at all.
Concerts. theatre, movies. Closed everywhere. Luckily we have books. Internet and TV. We can read, visit virtual museums, listen some good music. And writing. Not so often as the past years. Most schools have been closed. Remote learning is there to stay. And continues in 2021.
Teachers have been in the frontlines of enabling the sudden shift to remote learning. Within a matter of weeks, educators have had to quickly adapt their engaging, aligned, in-person lessons into online learning for their students, during 2020 and 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 an teen are happier at school, learn better, develop social skills, they need to be among their school mates, learn in-person lessons, having teachers near. I hope this time could be back soon.