Currently, there are nearly 1.5 billion students worldwide who are home from school due to the coronavirus pandemic. At VEX Robotics, we are working hard to meet the reality that over 60 million teachers are now being asked to teach from their living rooms instead of their classrooms.
We are all in the middle of watching history unfold as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Schools and businesses are closing, and there is uncertainty as to when they will reopen, let alone when things will get back to “normal.”
Groundhog day brought some good news in early February, as Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring. However, that wasn’t the only good news in February, as we were able to share some new updates and products all designed to help your classroom and competition teams.
Opinions among teachers vary when it comes to defining the look of a well-managed classroom. Some teachers have classrooms in which they do most of the talking and students sit quietly in rows. Other teachers do very little talking, but their classroom is a buzz of excited students moving, talking and sharing.
Teaching is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Teaching is sometimes made even more difficult when well-meaning, but unrealistic, expectations are placed upon teachers.
We’ve turned the page from 2019 to 2020, and at VEX we are ringing in the new year with new ways to engage schools and VEX Robotics competition teams with STEM. We’re excited to share and show off some of the things we released in January.