Click to read a fascinating (and long) article from the New Yorker that details an American writing teacher’s experiences during the pandemic in China. I’m not putting it out there as any kind of “we should be doing this or that” recommendation, but it’s very interesting to see how different their approaches are to ours.
NYT: “Confident it had beaten the coronavirus and desperate to reboot a devastated economy, the Israeli government invited the entire student body back in late May. Within days, infections were reported at a Jerusalem high school, which quickly mushroomed into the largest outbreak in a single school in Israel, possibly the world. The virus rippled out to the students’ homes and then to other schools and neighborhoods, ultimately infecting hundreds of students, teachers and relatives.”
Scroll to near the bottom of this article for some decent advice on handling children’s screen time. The advice tracks with my experience, which was that computers were great machines for helping children learn to think well and socialize healthily. The top part of the article could be displayed prominently on my media criticism page, as the author admits writing a book about a subject which she had no experience, and hence not much of a clue.