In the first 3 weeks of school closures, teachers have experienced tensions and high pressures to perform their responsibilities online. There has been a push to do this by bringing their courses online even for those of us who do not have the experience and know-how to do this. One of the results is that teachers, students and families alike have been overwhelmed by the tasks of learning at home. In the meantime, little attention has been focused on well-being and support: how can we support each other, how to replace what we sorely miss such as human contact and community.
Empathy is a resource to bring our attention and intention back to each other as humans. Patricia will guide us into a reflection on empathy for the self, between colleagues, between teachers and families, and with students. Participants will also be supported in small groups able to bring personal stories into the reflection.
Let’s learn together how to support each other in the COVID-19 era!