I don’t envy my daughter in having to decide what to do with my grand-daughter and her schooling this year. She has the choice of sending her to in-person classes, blended classes or to have her participate in remote learning full-time. No question, the children perform better in a structured classroom environment. But who wants to take the risk that their youngster will contract the Corona virus? It is apparent that the children are not learning as much at home as they would in the classroom. The preference is to send them to school. But…
To go or not to go is the question. Maybe all of this worry is for nought and all will be well. Difficult decision to make. Thank God that it is not my decision. Only God knows what the future holds, so if I were in my daughter’s shoes, I would be seeking His advice, guidance and direction. Hope that she did. I will ask her tomorrow.
I have heard many parents say that they are not teachers and that the teachers need to do their job. Yes, but given the current circumstances, can you blame the teachers for sitting this one out? They have families and loved ones too.
Growing up, I remember loving school. Not so with many of the children that I encounter today. They opine that school is boring and they would rather play on their computer. In today’s society, there are so many entities seeking their undivided attention. Tik Tok and Roblox surely has the focus of my little one. Unfortunately as a grand-parent, I don’t get the final say so in how she is reared. Although I do get a say, I don’t get the final say. That’s life.
I yearn for the day when my grand will appreciate learning, education and the pleasure of getting lost in a good book. I will do my best to instill this virtue and to train her up in the way that she should go. Grandparent is my name and there is only so much that I can do without overstepping my bounds. So, I do the next best thing, I pray for my grandchild and hope that she will soon embrace the art of learning. To be or not to be, not even Shakespeare knows.
But God knows and I pray and trust that one day she will embrace it!