The corona virus has impacted my life in every way as it has impacted the entire World’s population in every way. I feel almost like I did after 9/11. The World stopped for a week. The World changed forever. This time, the World has stopped for months. The World will be changed forever-good and bad. Teaching requires a very interactive relationship with students. I realize how important face to face interaction is for children in a school environment. A smile, a touch on the shoulder, words of encouragement, sarcastic retorts, body language……. I miss them and I know the students do as well. I need them as much as they need me. Online learning is great and works well if the playing field is equal. I am dealing with an unbalanced playing field with students. In my classroom, everyone is equal. This is unprecedented and therefore changes your craft in ways you never imagined would happen. We need to go with what we have and do our best given the uncertainty surrounding us all. We have this with patience and dedication.
2020 The Year the World Stood Still
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