Schools were shut down and everybody started scrambling to find the best way to continue, online. Our school fortunately, already had some experience in using online tools for the management of classes and work. It was a matter of teacher training and preparedness. Two days were definitely not enough for me to train up everyone to full competency but we had to make do with the time we had. My personal philosophy of learning proved true: “You jump in the deep end and learn to swim”.
This is my experience thus far of our online schooling journey. It is far from perfect and we still have much to learn. But we learn, every day. It has been a fantastic, frustrating, stressful, enlightening and knowledge-gaining journey which I am sure many teachers and students will not soon forget. But the skills we are gaining far exceed any frustrations experienced and will stand us in good stead for the uncertain future.
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