Take 3 of Online Schooling: Week 1

The data for Covid 19 on 3/12/2020

The numbers keep going up.

We have been online schooling since Wednesday. It’s a bit disheartening. It is so much harder to manage students with academic challenges when it is through a computer screen. I feel like I’m chasing my tail at this point.

We have had a few more deaths over the last few days. It’s so sad to see that number rise. Number of cases is inevitable. The deaths are what is sad. The number of critical cases has been going up, and that also is concerning.

Covid Cases as of 2/12/2020

This has been such a difficult time for the students. I can’t even begin to imagine the long term effects this will have on these kids. The effects will be far reaching in academics, well-being, emotional maturity, social development, and so much more. Already, I can see kids cracking under the pressure. There have been so many kids who have exhibited concerns in terms of their emotional stability.

I feel for the parents. I am dealing with my own kids’ issues. I know that many parents are dealing with similar issues. I am hoping that once we are out of this, these kids will have more resilience. I am hoping that some sort of good comes out of this mess.

I know for myself, this is incredibly difficult, and I am an adult. I could not imagine for kids who are just starting to develop their own sense of self.

One day, we will look back on this and say, yeah, I lived through that. Hopefully, we will be better for it in some way.

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