During these unknown times, our lives have taken quite a turn ever since COVID-19 came into the picture. Looking back in March when things started to get more serious, I never thought that so much would be taken away from us so fast. At the beginning it did not seem like a big deal to close a couple stores and schools down, so that we could kill the virus, but here we are almost 2 months later stuck in our houses and learning remotely. Many lives have been impacted from this lockdown: with the loss of jobs, I have lost 2 of my jobs due to the virus and the loss of building relationships with family and friends and even the joy of being in the classroom with the children all day and watching them grow their minds. Though many people have been impacted by this virus, they say that is could be the new “Normal” for a while.
With going back in the fall to face-to-face teaching can lead to putting our students and teachers and high risk of spreading the virus because with the class sizes they are given there would be little to no room to properly show social distancing between the students and teachers. Building relationships with the students is very hard to achieve online so if we did not go back in the fall to in-person interactions then teachers would have to work that much harder to get to know their students, especially because they will be fresh batch of students. This may come as a great challenge, but there are so many great resources for teachers and students to engage in together.