2020 The Year the World Stood Still

The corona virus has impacted my life in every way as it has impacted the entire World’s population in every way. I feel almost like I did after 9/11. The World stopped for a week. The World changed forever. This time, the World has stopped for months. The World will be changed forever-good and bad. Teaching requires a very interactive relationship with students. I realize how important face to face interaction is for children in a school environment. A smile, a touch on the shoulder, words of encouragement, sarcastic retorts, body language……. I miss them and I know the students do as well. I need them as much as they need me. Online learning is great and works well if the playing field is equal. I am dealing with an unbalanced playing field with students. In my classroom, everyone is equal. This is unprecedented and therefore changes your craft in ways you never imagined would happen. We need to go with what we have and do our best given the uncertainty surrounding us all. We have this with patience and dedication.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: April 20, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Strongly positive
  • Who should know about this? No one

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Delray
  • Age: 51-60
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Being around too many people, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My health, and Safety of those who can't care for themselves

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • My story shows we need to: --
  • Who my story is about: --
  • Why people acted the way they did: --
  • How people were treated: --
  • In my story, there are: NA
  • In my story: I am calm
  • My story shows: --
  • My story teaches us that: The community is resilient
  • My story teaches us that: NA
  • My story is about: Hope