Let’s look beyond the mask.
Parents and home school students need to look at the problems that traditional schools face. Because school families need the least change in their routine, classroom teachers are trying to find a balance between face-to-face and online learning.
Of course, some changes are inevitable even for school children. Football matches are closed, parks and trails are closed, not even a gym is available.
While these holidays are frustrating and disturbing, school children know how to create, innovate, and survive emotionally.
Even if the group’s weekly meeting is electronic, school children can confidently communicate online with other students and parents who understand the dynamic nature of learning and life.
School kids realize!
They know that daily life changes, but they continue to grow as individuals and communities. Every day is a change for change, some subtle changes, others profound. Home-educated families are not under the control of authoritarian decision-makers or government decrees.
The home learning system is based on sound learning principles, one of which is that you can confidently adapt to a changing environment if needed. Do not wait for long meetings of the committee or the executive order to delay indefinitely. Your mind is most important and enables you to make the right decisions in this rapidly changing cultural environment.
In fact, the current epidemic can become an effective educational tool and integrate something real into our lives with traditional “school supplies”. This integration, while not in books, can lead to lifelong learning while enhancing our analytical ability, knowledge base, and creative skills.
This is not in the books, but who cares!
In fact, this is in life … and we should all be careful!
Check out the list below on how the Covid-19 epidemic relates to traditional school courses.
1. History: What are some historical pandemics around the world?
2. Mathematics: Drawing various diagrams of infection, hospitalization, death, etc.
3. English: Write short stories or poems about masked people and not seeing smiles.
4. Science: What is the difference between a virus and a bacterium?
5. Politics: Is the continuation of the epidemic in favor of one political party over another?
6. Literature: Is this a sequel 1984 Or Brave New World?
7. Discussion: Government control versus individual independence.
8. Physical education: Build a training place using home appliances.
9. Economics: Why are some jobs necessary, others not?
10. Art: depicting peaceful protests and violent riots in watercolor.
11. Music: Compose or show words that express the inner feelings of the elderly who are currently living in nursing homes.
12. Psychology: Pull deep. What is going on in your mind?
13. Technology: What would it be like if we did not have our own smart devices?
The suggestions above are just the beginning for our minds. Each of those sections can have several related tasks. Start with a blank sheet of paper and make a mind map of where you can go with each one.
Always look at the bigger picture.
Facing reality. We are in an epidemic and it is not fun. It’s not interesting, but we can learn from it. We should not fall victim to media manipulation. It is very important that we keep our minds alert and active. Taking a closer look at the relationship between the epidemic and actual learning, we may find relationships of a larger nature than initially thought.
Our nation is built on solid principles based on real facts. Our independent minds must continue to focus on those truths. We must continue this tradition. We can not allow chaos and insurgency to change the nature of our country.
Fight the struggle.
Do not lose your faith.