As we adjust to a difficult new normal, how to help ourselves and others can be unclear. Making your own physical, mental, and social-emotional health your priority will help you support family, friends, and neighbors as they do the same.
As the impact of COVID-19 is being felt worldwide, learning institutions have had to adapt in these unprecedented times. Currey Ingram Academy students and thousands of school children across the country have transitioned to distance learning this week. This can be a challenging time for everyone as diving into distance learning is a new experience for many. But do take heart, as there are strategies that can help you sail through these waters with ease.
Help children understand that it’s school as usual. Consider the Currey Ingram Academy private school in Brentwood is up and running. It’s important to identify the similarities in distance learning and in-person classes at Currey Ingram Academy. Faculty and staff will ensure distance learning is as close to the normal school as possible. Expectations regarding student behavior and academic progress will remain the same. Remind your children that they are still learning, albeit in a different environment.
At any time in life, it is important to find ways to connect with others and to give back. Connection and giving are things we aim to teach in Currey Ingram Upper School, alongside math, English, science, history, the arts, etc. Now, more than ever, we feel these two things are of the utmost importance. Humans need to feel connected to other humans, especially in times of crisis. Humans need to feel like they have purpose, like they are contributing to the world in some way. Connection and giving can raise self-esteem and contentment while lowering anxiety and depression, among other things. Below you will find some ideas for how to serve others, even during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as ways to stay in touch with others. If you have more ideas, send me an email, because I would love to hear about them.
We are all exploring options for the best avenue to deliver distance learning through learning platforms. Meanwhile, I’m left worried about where this leaves student-athletes who have been preparing for spring sport seasons. Making sure we deliver curriculum in the absence of in-person education is important, but let’s not forget about extra-curricular programs.