Hi everyone, sorry to bring up the ‘C’ word, but I was hoping some of you would share your experiences about what you’ve found most challenging about lockdown and teaching during a difficult time.
I’ve generally been very, very lucky with regards to Covid - when we went into lockdown the first time and exams were cancelled I lost a lot of students, but I was quickly able to fill up again!
My big concern is the frustration and uncertainty around the exams. My students expect me to know a lot, and while I try and keep a look out for all the latest news, I am not aware of everything, especially how their teachers will assess them. All I’m trying to do is encourage them to still study and work hard, and to have the mindset that the exams ARE going ahead.
Also slightly worried about my students’ mental health. Luckily, most of them are incredibly resilient and working very hard, but I still feel it’s my duty to check in and make sure they are all okay. Some are struggling with online schooling and finding it hard to motivate themselves, but overall I’m incredibly proud of them!
What are your lockdown stories? Feel free to share and get some support!