“At a time like this we need to be united, calmy and share all possible support to all colleagues.”e-Learning – apoio
On March 13th, the world was already experiencing the nightmare caused by something tiny and invisible and that was going around the world. On that day, the Portuguese authorities ensured the continuity of having open schools and the prospect of teachers continuing to work with their students in the classroom. It was Thursday, at the end of the day, everything changed. In a communication to the nation, the temporary closure of all educational establishments is announced. Between certain measures and words of courage and hope, students and teachers were advised that this does not mean “you are on vacation”. Despite possible interpretations of this context, it is not the objective of this text to address this issue.
During the weekend after the announcement, the nightmare began for the teachers. Some who are more comfortable than others in the use of technologies, were asked that everything needed to change. Everyone would start remote working, within a distance. This proved to be a terror for many. We began to hear complaints from parents for over-sending tasks and homework, the impossibility of being able to combine their working lives with their children’s work and others with limitations in access to technology. The teachers tried everything, because they were asked for a herculean effort, to change their praxis. Many without recourses to technology, others for not being in favour of this implementation in the school context and many others who have always believed in this power and the support they could give.Continue reading “The answer of Portuguese teachers to educational COVID-19 crisis… we are already 21,000!”