We’re supposed to support all the circumstances when education is between difficult events and learning but, even without time, patience, as teacher we need to be dispose to help the students to achieve their goals, even if it doesn’t go with our believes. Along with the content we can form strong minded student’s able to take decision, evaluate the situations in their life with the resource we gave them in that hour of class. Also, we can work with other teacher to support the development of skills in all the subjects, even if we’re talking about math, chemistry, English, history, etc. We can help them to not only receive information but transform their environment.
Like I've said before, I work teaching English for middle schoolers and that's a hard age to understand the different type of process related with making decisions, the changes of life. And with this lesson plan I want to help them teaching them the skill of making plans for take decisions at the near future and be prepare for the punche's life gives us. So, I hope you can read it and undertand that teaching basic English doesn't mean to pass boring information to the books into their head, but an opportunity to prepare them for life.
We already saw what was the flipped learning, but it’s really about working as a group but also alone to interpreted every topic we want to learn about. It has to be interactive, but is it really education like that in every single country and village you work at? For me, the answer is no. Sometimes you don’t have the resources to work with, or the content the schools or government gives you to work it’s irrelevant. I’m talking about those school that take a bunch of students on different ages and suppose to be in different grades but as you might know is in a village where they barely can have electricity or water at every hour.
Like one of the pages the course gives us for information we normally assume that in this century all the students have internet and can be able to work in platforms and send different assignments. In the type of schools I’m talking about they only have one teacher for all student’s and he/she is responsible to teach all the contents, they might have books but are not design for their need or level, and this doesn’t mean the students are “not smart enough” to be on a regular classroom, they don’t have another place to go and see the classroom as a big nanny where they can leave their kids while it’s working time.
And everyone in this pandemic are talking about the different resources, how to teach from distance, make interesting lessons, but what about those ones who won’t be able to learn any content at all, what the government or school will do about it? And one solution I can say it’s using the radios, television, teacher giving lessons with a few students outdoor at 6 feet of distance between everyone. We’ve to do anything we can to reach education to those in really need.