With the Coronavirus living all around us, schools have quickly flexed to utilizing new teaching techniques to ensure that students continue to receive an education. It’s been amazing to watch how quickly our schools and universities have flexed and seamlessly are already teaching their classes remotely. So how do we flex to this new style?
Change Can Be Tough
I think first we must acknowledge that change can be tough for some people or all people at times. So, if you find yourself struggling to adjust, please know that you are not alone. We are in this together!
Accepting the change is the often the first step to progressing with the change. It doesn’t mean we have to agree that this is the best learning style for us, but rather simply acknowledge that it’s the learning style that we have for now. So, let’s make the most of it. Let’s not give this virus any more impact on our lives than it already has!
Making It Work For Us
Just as we all adjusted to University life in the beginning, now is a time for us to learn to adjust and make it work for us again. One great benefit of this is that it replicates what we all experience in the working world. Change within organizations can sometimes be fast and furious. School is the perfect place to learn how to make adjustments on the fly and learn to go with the flow.
So, that said, how do you make it work for you? Maybe you are someone that likes to work in study groups. No need to despair – that’s still possible. With today’s technological advances, virtual studying can make this desire easily come to fruition.
Perhaps you are someone that learns from others questions within the classroom. Many teachers are currently creating interactive virtual classrooms, so you just may be in luck!
Help Each Other
We all are reacting to these challenging times in our own unique ways. And with that, some are finding it easier than others. Don’t forget to lend a helping hand to a fellow classmate, send a message of support if you know someone may be struggling, or check in on a friend. We are in this together and together we will get through it. University is doing such a great job bringing education to us; let’s make sure to check in with each other to ensure that no one is struggling with new technologies or learning methods.
How Are You Working Through This Change?
In this spirit, let’s continue to help each other by sharing in the comments what’s working for each other, what’s not working, and how we’ve found ways to help one another!