Back to school: Reflecting on the lessons of the pandemic.

Schools are either in session already or about to begin for the 2021–2022 school year.  After almost two years learning from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, school staff have learned many lessons about adapting to meet their student’s needs. By sharing these lessons with one another, we can grow and succeed despite the setbacks. In the following article we will find thoughts from some of the 2021 Best of Green School (BOGS) awardees in a “back to school” article series from USGBC.

Most of them about the physical aspects of the environment for example, ventilation, enough room to distance yourself from others, but also psychological aspects. This is because isolation has been experienced differently in each person. One as an educator must understand how to approach students in a way that makes them feel supported.

Experience from two different schools. One from Bali, Indonesia and other from California, United States. Despite geographic and social differences, both show us important points to consider in this particular back to school.

 

Cover Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash.

 

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