As for the schools... nobody knows yet, but more and more teachers and parents are protesting to resume the school in September because the Italian long distance learning system isn't working at all, many students are left behind or drop out of school, many teachers left their books at school (!) and naturally such books don't come with ancillary materials online. No, don't make me write about the teachers who ask their students to text them the pictures of their notebooks 😖
|the very first spritz in Piazza Vittorio on May 23|
The Italian government so far has been thinking of subsidizing the population for the scooter or bike buy in a big effort to limit the use of public transport and private cars, but nobody has been thinking about hiring more teachers, reducing the students/teacher ratio, upgrading the internet infrastructures, properly training the teachers to integrate new technologies and offering student and educator discounts when buying an electronic device and internet connection.
Since the beginning of May, lots of webinars have been organized to show teachers and principals the many possibility of the digital reality, but to sum the problem in a few words: the change in Italy requires a bigger effort than the benefits this change entails.
As Dr Lawton of Purdue University used to say: 'you can't train an old dog' as Italy is led by old people. To me, both as a yogini and a foreign language teacher, this is a big failure and contradiction.
|Enjoying an old-style (pre-covid19 like) apericena in Piazza Carignano|
|taking advantage of the arches or portici, the longest and widest in Italy|
|enjoying the last coppetta before being allowed a gelato cone again!|
Italian and yoga privates are available online too!