Peter Hilton, a British mathematician, once said, “Adaptability to change is itself a hallmark of successful education”. Adapting to the new normal during these trying times has definitely been a difficult task, but has also shown the strength and perseverance of both students and teachers. Schools may be closed, but teaching has not stopped.
Covid-19 has brought out the tech-savvy side of my students. When virtual classes first started a little over three weeks ago, we went into this with little idea of what a class session would look like. However, now I feel as though my students have a good handle on virtual learning. The participation I have received from my class has also been improving each session. A positive aspect to this madness is that adapting to this new, yet temporary, reality has brought the community together. I have seen tremendous collaboration and engagement between parents and their students. There has been improvement in their involvement with their child’s education, as well as the communication between everyone. I hope to see this continue into the future once all of this is behind us and life is back to normal.