Petitions and activism
Kokeshi123 · 08/03/2020 01:22
Countries really need to have systems in place to ensure some sort of learning takes place at home (sending home worksheets covering the curriculum, online learning etc.). We don't have online learning at public schools here because Japanese public school are in the stone age where technology is concerned. So piles of worksheets which the kids at childcare/home are now having to get through. Most countries are doing online learning which helps. I think online learning is now utilized widely for UK schools. Whether the internet will cope with all the extra usage at the same time is another matter though!
One thing though, most countries outside the UK have textbooks and workbooks for primary school children which come home each day, as well as exercise books, which probably makes things easier. In the UK, I think it is harder for parents to have much idea of what their children would have been learning at school during a school cancellation.
Kokeshi123 · 08/03/2020 01:26
AlternativePerspective, school closures are now happening in a lot of countries and not a single one of these has descended into zombie-land territory with essential services going down and no food and no internet.
I am typing this on the internet as we speak in a country where the schools are closed.
The streets are quiet and a lot of "fun" stuff is closing down for a bit, but essential services will of course keep running. The minority of kids who have no alternative, as I have mentioned, can go to childcare centers where they can infect far far fewer others than they would at school. It's not perfect. But it slows the virus and buys us all time.
Neome · 08/03/2020 01:39
Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak
It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis.
Talking to people you trust can help. Contact your friends and family.
If you must stay at home, maintain a healthy lifestyle - including proper diet, sleep, exercise and social contacts with loved ones at home and by email and phone with other family and friends.
Don’t use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to deal with your emotions.
If you feel overwhelmed, talk to a health worker or counsellor. Have a plan, where to go to and how to seek help for physical and mental health needs if required.
Get the facts. Gather information that will help you accurately determine your risk so that you can take reasonable precautions. Find a credible source you can trust such as WHO website or, a local or state public health agency.
Limit worry and agitation by lessening the time you and your family spend watching or listening to media coverage that you perceive as upsetting.
Draw on skills you have used in the past that have helped you to manage previous life’s adversities and use those skills to help you manage your emotions during the challenging time of this outbreak.
Text from a downloadable WHO poster
Awkward1 · 08/03/2020 01:57
Well yes because gov not taking it seriously are all nurseries and school enforcing hand washing etc.
Not locking down is what Italy did. And they will end up badly off.
We have half the no of icy beds so will reach break twice as fast.
Do you want to have to beg for help not for there to be none available. ??
You might need oxygen 20% of patients hospitalised. Much higher than that in Italy even.
This is not a benign cold virus.
This will be you one day also it is not just elderly. It's diabetics and asthma etc.
Smokers how many of you smoke?
Maybe if they said we will prioritise treatment for non smokers and non overweight people...
They are more likely to die so sit on a ventilator for weeks and it's self inflicted. They might not recover as much as others.
Random18 · 08/03/2020 06:50
Awkward just because the govt are doing exactly what some armchair experts want, does not mean that the Govt is not taking this seriously.
I despise the current government but I will not criticise them for this- not yet, when we really don't know that much about what is going to happen.
And I do think the UK has some of the best experts.
I am confident that they know what they are doing and will trust them.
That doesn't mean I don't care about others and won't take precautions.
But life goes on.....
Soontobe60 · 08/03/2020 06:54
Teachers on here are full of what they are and aren't prepared to do (not so much IRL IME) with no recognition that they're employed by the people.
Utter utter rubbish. All posts I read on here from teachers about their jobs shows how much more they are prepared to do above and beyond what they are contracted to do, starting with the number of hours they work each week. A workplace survey conducted by the dept of education showed that on average, teachers work a 65 hour week.
DippyAvocado · 08/03/2020 08:44
Countries really need to have systems in place to ensure some sort of learning takes place at home (sending home worksheets covering the curriculum, online learning etc.).
How would we distribute the worksheets when the schools are closed? Having everyone come in to collect them would defeat the object of closing the school. We have a website where we could post links to learning websites (only ones that are free to access) or copies of worksheets to download or print but I teach in a deprived area where many don't have access to printers and their only internet access is on their phones. You are also relying on children having a carer who will encourage them to do the work and be able to support them with it.
ElderAve Teachers on here are full of what they are and aren't prepared to do (not so much IRL IME) with no recognition that they're employed by the people.
We are not employed by "the people," we are employed by Local Education Authorities or Academy Trusts and we do what they tell us to do.
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