We are moving into uncertain times. We’re teaching and supporting in new ways, while also learning about new modes of delivery. This nationwide lockdown is uncharted territory for us as a country, but as a sector, I have found TESOL to be remarkably creative, resilient, and resourceful. If you find yourself having to teach in new ways and are uncertain about what to do, then please reach out to your fellow teachers, branch coordinators, or the Executive. We’re all here for one another. If you find yourself in need of professional, social, or emotional support, then do let someone know. We’ll get through this much better if we work together.
Actions we are taking
- In the short-term, we are looking at getting information on the website about resources that will prove useful at this time.
- We are also looking at organising regular chats through TESOLANZ Talk to support one another.
- As we move through this period, we’ll get a better sense of how our sector is being affected, and then take appropriate actions.
I encourage all of us to be up front about ensuring our institutions take international/ESOL students into consideration when making decisions about how to respond. For official updates, please follow these sources:
Be kind and look out for one another.