School closed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
(virus picture from here (en.wikipedia.org))
We all work at our best when the expectations are clear, the job has adequate supplies and supervision, and we are not stressed. How well do you function amid turmoil? Can you do your work well when your work place is in a state of confusion or hostility?
So, what about our kids? It’s been documented that students who live in stable, two-parent homes do very well with virtual learning. Students from low-income families or with difficult living conditions do not fare well with distance learning, at all.
Perhaps our analyses of virtual learning outcomes during the pandemic have failed to take another variable into consideration. When we ‘condemn’ distance learning as being the sole culprit for low and failing grades, we forget looking at the conditions at home.
It’s feasible that even kids from the most dysfunctional homes…
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