In the last blog, everything seemed to be all sunny and smiles for the Residential Care. Every kid sounded like they were able to cope with the sudden changes in the delivery of lessons. Now that there is a new normal in education in the Philippines (and the rest of the world), everyone’s trying to grapple with this new challenge. But the ResCare kids started preparing for the new school year way before schools are about to open. Instead of being apprehensive, they’re excited about it.
Kinks in the Chain
No matter how ready the kids are, if equipment or gadgets are lacking this will mean that there is another hurdle to overcome. The In-House Educator Teacher Jenie Ross said that “there is a need for additional gadgets like desktops or tablets so the children can have access to online classes or have ‘kamustahan’ with their teachers comfortably.
As the rest of the country, internet connection is also a major factor in the success or deceleration of the quality of education. In the Residential Care facility, there’s only one internet connection that is being used for office connectivity but will not be enough if one factors in online classes.
Plans Pan Out
Ms. Lorie Naranjo (Program Specialist for Residential Care ) and the team decided to meet the challenges head-on. Using insightful methods such as customized homeschooling, praise as a classroom management tool (behavior modification), and organizing engaged schedules, the kids have polished the skills needed for the new normal in education.
The ResCare Team is “doing its best effort by way of closely communicating with the teachers and complying with all the requirements. The children have seen this and this is why they’re more confident and excited because they know that their welfare is
SPECS Foundation’s top priority”, says Ms. Lorie.
Are they ready? 1000% yes! But as all things go, there will always be that unknown variable that can hinder plans. And that’s what the ResCare Team is prepared for. Word up!