Schooling Under Stress: Schools Are “Outed” – Still! (Part 21)

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Canada’s national broadcaster, the one paid for by all Canadians but followed by approximately 3%, took it upon themselves to conduct a survey of thousands of “educational professionals to find out how they and their students are doing in this extraordinary school year…”

There is no doubt that this year’s major COVID-19 inspired school closures have been very disruptive.  The CBC survey generally found students to be having difficulty with new pandemic rules such as mask-wearing, social distancing and other rules being unilaterally laid down by public health officials who are obviously not in communication with public education officials.  Both students and teachers are emotionally, physically and mentally exhausted.

Making big changes usually brings about big concerns and lots of stress.  Having to make “school” work at home has been very frustrating for teachers who find it difficult, if not impossible, to complete their curricular responsibilities, and for students who simply find doing school at home cumbersome or difficult.  The psychological impact of these changes on both teachers and students has been bad enough to see both suffering major burnout.
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