Questions that are begging for answers for now and when the new normal happens?
The mindset of Schools, its leadership, Educators, and administrators were used to a bunch of things. School buses collections children and ferrying them to school every morning. A busy day of Instructor lead classroom sessions, Laboratories, Out door activities of games, to gardening to field trips to places of interest.
Crowded Corridors in schools, group interactions in Informal spaces in schools. Time at the Gym etc. and ferrying them back to safety of their homes and families. Interaction during the commute, where friendships blossom.
Challenging times of today and the new normal, whenever it happens, means:
Use of technology: Digital interactive content, live lectures, online learning platform and technology tools can go a certain distance in remediation of the current scenario of learning from home.
But, How do we fill the void of outdoor activities, and physical activities like playing Soccer of Cricket, or other team games?
Skill training, an essential part of education. Imparting skills like carpentry model making, Craft, Tinkering Labs and Maker spaces cannot be substituted in the virtual world?
Getting learners to become hands-on is essential.