Hello dear community in different social distancing situations all across the world,
The goal of this thread is not to argue that “the crisis is not that bad after all”, or that “we will be stronger for going through it” or even that “society needs a crisis like that to grow in the long run”. All of these are dangerous notions in my opinion which glorify hardship in a potentially harmful way.
But learning something new in an unusual or new situation can be good, especially if done with awareness and shared with each other.
The goal of this thread is to share and emphasis what we are learning in this strange period of “Ausnahmenzustand” (German for “exceptional state of affairs”).
The first thing all of us learn right now is that it is possible for the status quo to change.
The second is that the world does not end if a deadline is missed.
There will be many more concrete experiences and learnings that are valuable for individual and collective development.
Please share some concrete examples of experiences, thoughts and learnings with a positive impact you are having during the “Ausnahmezustand”.
What experience made you think or learn something which might impact your behaviour in the future?
One area that will be especially interesting in this context is teaching by digital means. Therefore there is also a separate topical thread to just discuss experiences, examples and ideas related to school-related teaching and learning in times of social distancing and its potential for digitalisation in education here: Suddenly Teaching and learning remotely - What do you do?