Lockdown Legends – Victor Green

Name:
Mr Jones

I teach:
Junior Science and Senior Biology

My top tip for remote learning is: (I) Find somewhere in your house that is quiet, where distractions are kept to a minimum. (II) Follow the routine you had before all this madness began. As a teacher, this means I post my e-lessons just before my normal timetabled classes.

Something I’ve learnt over the past week in lockdown is:
E-Teaching / e-learning is a poor substitute for kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) based teaching and learning.

My best advice for the school holidays is:
For juniors, forget about schoolwork. Go have what fun you can, learn a new skills, ask your parents about their work and see how you can get involved. If you’re at home with grandparents ask them about the ‘good old days’, make something from watching a YouTube or TikTok video and show it off to your friends. Then come back to school, whatever that will look like, ready to give Term 2 your all. For seniors, see above.

Right now I’m loving:
Saving $ and time on travel / traffic and knowing every day is ‘casual dress Friday’. Stoked I wont be having to do so much laundry at the end of the week!

The first thing I’ll do when I come back to school is:
Return all my indoor plants to my classroom, and track down my colleagues who took some of my indoor plants home to look after – to make sure they give them back!

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