While the world struggles to adjust to the global pandemic, one can only hope and yearn for life to go back to normal. However, going back to how things were before the pandemic ensued is far from being attained now. The new normal as it is now referred to as, is a long and challenging journey ahead. It has its stronghold on all facets of society. From politics, trade and commerce, social relationships, and even how information and knowledge are to be disseminated in schools. In this regard, students have been hit hard. With the pedagogy of education being shifted to a virtual platform for over a year now, the thought of going back to school is anxiety-inducing for some and a shriek of excitement for others. If you have caught yourself in either of these situations, then be prepared for what lays ahead is important. Read ahead to learn more about how to make the best of your school year and ensure you and all of your friends are safe and protected.
Re-Connecting with Friends
Things may not be the same anymore when you go back to school. Friendships rest on the pillar of social interactions, whether through physical activities, engagement during recess or even sitting down to share a snack after school hours.
This, however, may change now. As time goes by, you might come up with new and innovative ways to re-connect with your friends. It could be through an invention of a new game to play during recess or a shift in making plans outdoors. By looking forward to coming up with new ways of re-connecting, the journey of making the most of your school days is surely going to be worth it!
Missing friends during virtual learning is something everyone can relate to. And, while returning to school with a limitation on how close you can be around your friends, to avoiding hugs, handshakes, and hi-fives, the stakes are surely higher. But, it surely is for the better.
To keep you and your friends safe, it is important to follow the protocols set by your school i.e. keeping your mask on, maintaining distance, and practicing good hand hygiene. The more cautious you are of these measures, the better it is for everyone. You won’t be going back to online learning anytime soon if following the standard operating procedures are your top priority. It is the only way you can have a productive school year surrounded by your peers and loving teachers.
Learning and Growing
That’s not all, just like the start of any new school year, the anxiety and nervousness are sure to prevail. And, that is a good sign! It means you are ready for what lies ahead. So tighten your shoe laces and pack your school bag for an exciting and adventurous school year ahead. Leave no more room for slacking and missing classes. Be attentive and alert, stay proactive and on track. When you look back at this a few years from now, you are sure to be proud of yourself.
With a glimpse of what lies ahead, you are ready to get back on the road to success. Share the smallest moments of happiness with your friends and mentors and make the most of all the challenges and hurdles that arise. This is the key to achieving a safe and productive academic life, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on it!