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Online School Series Part 1: Wellness

It is no surprise that Covid-19 has changed our lives in many ways. This virus has changed the way we live, connect, and learn. During this time, many families find themselves at home working and helping their children learn at the same time. Teachers are in uncharted waters with  online learning, trying to figure out the best way to educate children around the world.

As a school community, we cherish and remember the important things in life. We must remember to stay positive when there is so much negative surrounding us and we must remember to take care of ourselves so we are able to take care of loved ones who need us.

In this 3 part series on online learning, I looked to my AIS family to discuss important issues that parents, students, and teachers face during this unique time. We will explore and discuss topics such as leadership, wellness, and technology in hopes that people who are seeking connection or answers can begin their journey with us.

In part 1 of our online learning series, Elementary Student Support Teacher, Ms. Candy Lee and Head of Counseling and Student Support, Ms. Kristen Bumpus discuss the important topic of wellness. Wellness is important because we need to be aware of our physical, mental, and social well-being especially during stressful and challenging times. Ms. Lee and Ms. Bumpus gives us great insight on ways families can stay healthy mentally and physically at home. We learn about the importance of forgiveness and changing the way we look at different situations.

Finally, we would like to thank you, for taking the time to read our Eagle-i articles and listen to our podcast, AIS Voices. Your support is greatly appreciated and we are grateful to have a wonderful audience. We hope you enjoy our series on distant learning and you found something helpful during this challenging time.

Take care of yourself and each other.

Stay healthy.

Stay positive.

Be kind.

Allen Lee is a Grade 3 teacher at American International School. Mr. Lee has been teaching primary school children for 13 years with the last six at AIS. A native from New York, he is an avid ice hockey fan, sports fisherman, and foodie. Mr. Lee has been writing articles for AIS the past 3 years. You can follow him on Twitter at @MrLee427 or follow his podcast, AIS Voices, on Spotify and iTunes.