Well, today’s the day of school news……
The state announced that all in building education is done for the year. That mean that any learning that happens will happen outside of school. What options does that leave? Online schooling, video conferencing and paper packets that get distributed are some of the options. There’s a lot of options but there’s also a lot of questions. Who has the internet access? Who doesn’t? Who has a computer they can use? Who doesn’t?
Who has the rest of their curriculum all planned out to transition that way? As someone who has done substitute teaching in the past, the logistics of all of that transition is frankly overwhelming. If you are of the praying sort, say a prayer for the teachers, the students, especially the ones that don’t handle change well, and pray for the parents, especially the parents of the kids who don’t handle change well and the parents who are planning on their kids being at school all day and balanced their work schedule around school.
And then there is the seniors, middle of March, they were looking forward to Spring Break, and all of the stuff that happens at the end of not only the school year, but a school career. Friends, teachers, fun traditions, walking across the stage for the piece of paper. All of those realities are, as expected, gone.
Compared to the pain others are going through, it doesn’t register on the “importance” scale. But we don’t compare struggles or pain. It’s not productive.
The teachers need to figure out how to do the next two months curriculum in a totally different way. Lots of people impacted in the school issues.
I heard a statistic, I don’t know how accurate the number is, but I heard that there are approximately 1.5 million students in Michigan’s public schools. If they went to school while the virus was still running rampant all over Michigan, the spread of the disease would be even more wide spread and disastrous.
Day #2 of Isolation 2.0 School and how it is handled has long term implications.