If you’re a parent, grandparent, or guardian in Victoria about to tackle distance learning for – what is it now, the fourth time? – then I want to wish you luck. I’m right there with you. If you’re feeling a little trepidation right now, again I’m with. Honestly, keep having flash backs from last time. Turns out I’m not great at teaching my own kids (if you’re a full time homeschooling parent you have my utmost respect and awe).

We really are all in this together. My family has been so lucky that lockdowns and distance learning is the greatest hardship we’ve had to face on the Covid rollercoaster, which is sadly not true for many, many other families across Australia and the world. If distance learning does nothing more, at least it affords some extra time with our children (which in the moment may seem like a special form of torture, but hopefully we’ll look back on it and laugh – manically).

Good luck to you all. Send me some luck too. At the very worst it’s not the end of the world if they play board games and watch telly for four days. Really. It’s not.

Let the fun times begin!

Wendy Allott

I'm an educator, mum and wife living in beautiful Victoria, Australia. I make learning resources for passionate, but time-poor, teachers in need of a better work-life balance. I'm a voracious reader, love a good curry, and believe life is always better with chocolate.

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