“[Darned] if we do, [darned] if we don’t.
That’s how I feel as a parent navigating my child’s educational journey while a global health pandemic wreaks unfathomable havoc on our nation and it’s people.
The people I care about most?
The kids who had no choice but to stealthily adapt when the end of their last school year went, ‘Spring break… Okay, we’re going to extend your break… Okay, you still can’t come back… Okay, and now we are e-learning FOR. THE. REST. OF. THE. YEAR.
In a zoom, they were on Zoom. For most, it went alright. But, for some, it wasn’t good. They weren’t motivated, engaged, or willing. TO NO FAULT OF THE TEACHERS OR THEIR PARENTS.
And, now, most of us are going out of our minds trying to decide what to do in the fall, if we have a choice, which it sounds like we will. Do I send my child to their brick and mortar campus, risk exposing them to coronavirus, and worry about their physical health EVERY SINGLE DAY? Or do I keep them home with me and risk exposing them to a challenging e-learning environment, extreme boredom, and social and emotional distress caused by a lack of interaction with like-aged humans?