Good morning ISPS Family,
This is a day in a world that I didn't imagine that I would see. Borders and airports being closed down around the world. It is certainly unsettling and a little scary.
Times of challenge and uncertainty, do test us however we can choose how we respond. Many of the ISPS community are away from their home countries. This is extra challenging, even though there doesn't seem to be any good place in the world at the moment. Stories coming from my friends and family in the UK at the moment do not make me proud.
I do think it is important to stick to the facts. I actually find facts reassuring. I also only look at the news once or twice a day, over obsessing about things doesn't help me. I enjoy the funny memes circulating. Knowing that we can laugh at the situation with others helps me to put things into perspective.
Tomorrow we will start the second week of virtual learning. Thank you for all the feedback last week. We also got feedback from students and teachers. We will adjust and review things based on the feedback but next week is the same structure as the last one. The students will follow their usual schedule, not all lessons are online, sometimes they will be working on projects or things offline. Teachers are available for questions if needed, during the usual lesson blocks. Please refer the children to the online learning plan if there are questions.
I want also to recognise and congratulate you on your support and help for the children. Parents. especially those with younger children, are also working extra hard at the moment to support their children's learning. Thank you parents and well done!!
I can assure you that, things will return to normal. In China, teachers are going back to work, returning to schools to get things ready to reopen campuses after Easter. Colleges and universities across the world, are planning for their student intakes as normal in September.
It is a beautiful day in the Caribbean. please take a minute to listen to one of my favourite songs from Carnival, and count a few of your blessings, I am guessing that there are many.
I am also wondering what new skill or knowledge I can gain over the Spring Break. I have already visited the Guggenheim this weekend. :-)
Have a wonderful Sunday and I look forward to starting a new week of online learning with you all tomorrow.
Please let us know if you need help or support with virtual learning.
In all things and in all ways, together we are stronger.