As a result of the challenges that we have all faced over the last year we wanted to put out some positivity into the education space and share a success story. The school and teachers we are celebrating here are from Belthorn Primary in Athlone.
On Wednesday the 23rd of June Edufundi held our first online Annual General Meeting via Zoom. We launched our 2020 Annual report and a short video documenting what we have managed to achieve during this time.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic both teachers and learners have been trying hard to normalise the process of teaching and learning in their schools. Every teacher desires to see the total normalisation of contact teaching and learning in their classrooms.
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.” When Juliet wondered about the significance of her Romeo’s name… If we changed the word we use for ‘rose’, would it change anything about the flower itself? Probably not. Whether we called it a rose, a gabloosh or even a p3812jk, it would still look and smell the same, wouldn’t it?
It is true when they say life is an unpredictable journey full of surprises and miracles. As we began the year, I taught my learners a small self affirmation dialogue to motivate and remind them that when faced with challenges or had thoughts of being a failure they can do anything.
Lockdown helped me to introspect and I realized that I needed to develop my skills as a coach to interact confidently in my occupation. I experienced fear from the thought of starting something new, but soon realized that courage is the answer to continuous development.