Here are some photos and thoughts about what our school has been like during this time of crisis.
A school is made of children
This period of online teaching has allowed us to reflect on our teaching methods
and has confirmed the importance of diversifying pedagogical activities and approaches to lessons. Some of our most extroverted pupils in the classroom found themselves disoriented during online classes. On the contrary, the shyest and least active pupils at school feel comfortable with the screen acting as a ‘mediator’, surprising all of us teachers and perhaps even themselves. This shows us there can not be a single method of teaching or assessment but that, even when we return to ‘normal’ schooling, we will have to reflect on how every teacher should adapt to the needs of each child.
Education, not just schooling
School is not just grades, exams, and homework. During this crisis, we have discovered that being a teacher means doing your best to be present for your students and trying to give all children and young people the opportunity to cultivate their relationships with us and their classmates. Sometimes you need to create moments of sharing with students. Asking the little ones to show their room or their favorite object, and the older ones to share their opinions, reflections, and emotions. We have confirmed that teaching is not just about transmitting content, but rather about creating relationships and giving our pupils the tools to learn independently.