The pandemic gave Bethal Independent Primary School a nudge in the right direction as we managed to move entirely off the grid. Now, we are able to run the entire school on our own solar system, which includes all lights, plugs, projectors, servers, the computer laboratory and the administration building.
The COVID-19 pandemic tested the existing dynamics of the parent-school collaboration. At Cornerstone Remedial School we had to react to fast social changes in order to effectively deliver a holistic service to the neurodivergent learner.
Both the he creation of the school and its continued existence has relied very heavily on productive, extremely supportive parents; hence we have always viewed our relationship with parents as exceptionally important – perhaps even more so than most schools.
When taking stock of what makes a good teacher we now must consider how teaching translates through the screen. How have teachers managed to adapt to the world of online learning?
While online education has its benefits, the real, long-term good of the schooling system would be best-served by investing in developing a world-class teacher cohort for in-person schools that are rooted in and integrally serving their communities.