Tuesday, 26 May 2020

This is where I am


At times it can be really difficult writing about some of the things that you want to.

You know full well that you want to voice what is on your mind. You want write and vent to maybe organise or unburden your problems and issues. Yet, every time you want to do so your brain shuts down and words, sentences and paragraphs just don’t seem to come together in a coherent order.

I’ve felt like this for a couple of weeks now.

Friday, 20 March 2020

Timing, Routine and Free Learning for Home Learning


With the school closures happening as we predicted the thought of teaching the children at home has hit many hard.

For those who have read my previous post I hope that it’s useful and filled you with some encouragement.
However, I’m aware that it wasn’t as clear cut as I initially thought. Some parents have raised a few questions that I need to address.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Teaching through the Coronavirus


The world has gone a little crazy at the moment with the outbreak of Coronavirus.

I can understand why everyone is worried and panicking a little; this is a new virus and the rate that it is spreading is incredible.

At the moment of writing this the current status from the government is to “stay calm", to self isolate if you have symptoms of a new and persistent cough or if you have a fever at 38° or above. They have advised that all mass gatherings be cancelled so there isn’t a grouped spread of the virus and that adults above 70 and people who are medically vulnerable should isolate from now on (up to 12 weeks)

I’m sure at some point over the next 2 weeks schools will close. This will probably happen when the country or the most severe areas are approaching the peak affected number.

This then would leave a lot of parents “stuck" in a difficult position.

As an ex-teacher and a Home Ed parent I still think children should carry on with some education even if they are at home.