MANY of us are parents or caregivers who have turned into teachers overnight. Who would have thunk?!
Change is not easy, but with a little elbow grease and most importantly an overall good attitude, you can do it.
Yes, at the beginning, we have to work out the kinks and navigate through the unknowns, but the more we focus on what we are going to do with the change and not dwell on what has changed, the more successful and happy we will be.
Like I’ve said before, technology can be a blessing and a cursing. Right now, in the world of education and beyond, it has been an absolute blessing, no doubt.
I don’t know about where you live, but the teachers and educational staff in our community have really pulled together and made the best of a tough situation. And we are the largest school district in our state.
Many teachers are working hard if not harder then they did before to do their best to keep up with our children’s education. Let this time remind you of how hard teachers work to educate our children. This situation in not ideal and they would rather be in the classroom with our kids.
Hopefully you have settled into somewhat of a routine. Is it going to be the same as if kids were in school? No.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve caught myself having yelling matches with my kids and their schoolwork. It’s funny, because I was a teacher, so you would think I have more in my tool belt when guiding them with their schoolwork, but all that education and patience seems to go out the door when it comes to your own kids. Hahaha!
I’m so grateful I don’t have to plan the curriculum!
This is tough, but let me tell you, there are much tougher things.
We can fight the change or we can embrace it. Knowing what it’s like to live in a new normal, if you can embrace the change, you will stay mentally strong.
While we are quarantined at home, and things are out of the norm, someone else is grieving the loss of their daughter/son to Suicide, or just found out they had cancer, or have been waiting in the hospital for over a year with their child for a bone marrow transplant, or the list goes on and on and on and on. It can always be worse.
Let’s not forget there are many out there who have been through or are currently going through far harder things than suddenly becoming their child’s teacher.
Teachers are working very hard to keep things as normal as possible for our kids. Many have kids of their own at home, while also working full-time.
I’m not saying we can’t have a bad day, here and there, but let’s refuse to let COVID-19 steal our joy and be thankful for what do have!
Let’s be grateful for our educators who are working hard to make the best of the cards they’ve been dealt.
Hang in there.
This too shall pass.