It’s not just the times that have changed – in truth, kids today still enjoy the same things. The difference is that today, the connection is not as personal or direct. Social media has replaced social groups. Kids don’t even walk to school anymore, as safety is a concern.
Now, in the time of COVID, remote learning has imposed yet another barrier between us and the rest of the world. We certainly can’t predict what lies ahead, but it is possible that virtual learning might become more the norm than the exception.
Education is essential, but the emotional and social benefits of being in school are lost when each child sits at home behind a screen.
Striking a compromise between distance learning and the classroom, many families are choosing to homeschool, or create “pods” that combine kids from households in their area. Interestingly, though this learning approach is born of necessity, it’s like coming full-circle. Our ancestors homeschooled, and our grandparents likely attended a one-room schoolhouse that taught several grades at once. What’s old is new again!
This is an excellent example of how our past experiences and ways of looking at things are still so relevant today. Maintaining our connection to the past informs the future. Lending insight into how we made things work might well help the next generation become a little more resilient in the process.
Memories In Writing: Your Story Matters!
Through our remembrances, the past lives on. Today’s technology provides us with new mediums to record our thoughts and experiences, making it easy to delight our loved ones and help future generations learn from our past.
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