As the entire country rallies together to flatten the curve against the COVID-19 crisis, million of our children’s education is now compromised.
Parents are doing their best to make sure their children, our future society’s members are safe and continue their learning from afar. Remote learning starts on Monday in NYC and NYC teachers are getting ready to roll out the digital learning we have been planning in such a short amount of time.
When the going gets tough, the TOUGH get going!
I for one am EXCITED to show my students that learning is possible even when you are not sitting in a classroom. I have a series of videos posted to my Instagram TV, very befitting username of msfashionteacher shows short clips that can be followed for their assignments.
I have found digital platforms and devices to be one of the greatest tools ever evolving in today’s society. Like all tools, they can be used for ‘good or evil’ and while evidence of the negative is prevalent, this is the time to show the world the wonders that can be achieved within the ‘virtual’ one.
While the world and the elected leaders try to figure out the chaos unfolding outside the safety of our homes, the rest of us must practice our civic duty and do all we can to stay home. As parents hold down the fort, I encourage our students to comply and cooperate with their parental figures and take care of their siblings, if they have them, help around the home, log on frequently to take care of their academic obligations and be mindful.
It’s hard being an adult at this time and a bit of kindness can go a long way
DO: stay safe and wash your hands regularly
DO: look out for the younger ones and elderly
DO: log on to Google Classroom and Jupiter Grades, as well as check your emails to be informed
DO: show and tell your parents how much you appreciate and love them