After 4 years, my professional landscape and circumstances have forced me to get back to my Blog. I have refrained from Blogging for a variety of reasons:
- I was waiting to find my own voice in the din of so many thoughts and reflections.
- I was waiting to find time and space, that this lockdown has finally given.
- I was waiting to take ownership of my learning so that I could confidently advocate the same.
In the last 2 months, we have been hit world-wide by the Coronavirus Pandemic, leading to school closures and the advent of wholescale online learning. Most schools are travelling on a similar, often, steep curve of learning and navigating similar challenges. Reading about all of this has got me thinking of what it is doing to the educator inside me.
As an educator, we have the responsibility to have the strongest immunity, not just physical, but emotional and spiritual. We are dealing with young minds and how we communicate with them virtually, is a matter of great significance without a whole lot of research to support us with pedagogy. On the other hand, many of us are struggling with parental expectations and disappointments, or management pressures in implementing our virtual classrooms. But what are we doing for ourselves?
I suggest this time table for lockdown, that we can adhere to in our effort to preserve our intrinsic qualities as an educator. So, hope you enjoy going through my suggested time table and going through the different subjects, in light of the lockdown!
I look forward to hearing from those who have followed a similar time table or are intending to follow. Please share your thoughts and experiences, so that we can learn and grow from each other’s experiences.
Till then #stayhome #staysafe!