Impact of COVID-19 on Teaching and Classroom Management: Thoughts Based on Current Situation and the Role of Communication

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  •   Panagiotis J. Stamatis

Abstract

The present article focuses on the impact that COVID-19 has on teaching and school classroom management that affect the whole school management as well. As the teaching circumstances are compulsory and dramatically changing and as face-to-face teaching is altering into distance teaching (e-teaching), the teaching features are deeply modified either it takes place in home or in school environment harming communication quality due to physical presence deprivation. Within this framework, present chapter aims at the presentation of teaching procedure developmental progress under the light of a historical overview upon this subject. Also, it aims at the presentation of distance learning as a modern teaching form which has intruded in traditional education reality by the emerged necessity related to entire population's protection against COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, as it seems by the evolution of the facts, COVID-19 pandemic was simply speeding the introduction of distance learning into educational system which, more or less, was constituted a central choice for many states and governments. Furthermore, in this chapter a discussion takes place related to teachers’, students’; and parents’ reactions about the implementation of distant teaching. This discussion claims that the initial interest for distant teaching, had within few months converted into a boring and undesirable reality from which most involved persons wanted to be released as soon as possible. The chapter is completed with a reference to the purpose of educational community members and all educators in achieving their return into school's normality, namely in procedures and situations that were existed before COVID-19's pandemic advent.


 


Keywords: communication, COVID-19, e-teaching, physical presence teaching, school management

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How to Cite
Stamatis, P. (2021). Impact of COVID-19 on Teaching and Classroom Management: Thoughts Based on Current Situation and the Role of Communication. European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, 2(1), 57-63. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejedu.2021.2.1.48