by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): May 2-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week for 2021 and through the COVID-19 pandemic many have seen the commitment and innovativeness of teachers going above and beyond for their students.
All in an attempt to continue their mandate as educators.
“The whole world has had to adjust to learning outside the classroom across distributed modalities by transitioning lesson plans, teaching materials and student assessments to, in some cases, strictly an online resource. All this while dealing with the requirements of an unchartered space with student attendance and motivation being high on the list of demands” reads a statement from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to mark the occasion of Teachers Appreciation week among its member states.
The statement expressed gratitude to teachers saying, “Thank you to our teachers who serve on the frontline of the education system. Thank you to the teachers of the OECS for keeping our children safe, keeping them engaged and learning, and for reaching out to students and their families urging them to show up.”
Calling the efforts of teachers an inspiration and emphasizing the inventiveness of teachers across the OECS region.