2020 will go down in history as the year that Covid-19 hit humanity, leaving behind devastating effects. To try and control its spread, governments across the world placed their countries under lock-down and shut down all schools. This means that from around March, millions of children around the world stopped going to school.
In the US, many schools are still closed, with many local districts currently planning on when children can return and resume learning.
The closure of schools has left teachers with a lot of time on their hands. Staying safe at home does not mean that we should now watch TV all day. We now have the time to take advantage of new opportunities that have sprung up from the Covid-19 pandemic. Here are a few things you can do.
Learn A New Language
Technological advancements are making the world even smaller, and connecting with other people is important now more than ever. To help you become a global citizen, now is the perfect time to study a new language as most learning is currently happening on online platforms.
There are many affordable tutors available, and all you need to do is pay the tuition fee, and you are good to go. You will wow your students with your new language skills during your online classes.
Take A Family Cruise
By now, most of us already have some cabin fever after staying cooped up in the house for such a long time. Now that most countries are lifting their travel bans, you can consider taking a family cruise. New public health recommendations set in place by different countries will ensure that your family stays safe while enjoying themselves.
Most people think that cruises are expensive and out of reach for many teachers. You will, however, be surprised by how affordable they are. Some cruise ships allow children below the age of two to travel for free while others have discounted rates for third and fourth passengers if you are sharing a cabin.
If you are planning for your next holiday, look no further. Go online and book your family cruise. You are bound to create some unforgettable memories and get to see new places.
Go Camping with Your Family
Camping is a great way of bonding with your family. Whether you are planning on using your RV or sleeping in the open, this is a sure way of having fun. Camping will allow you to explore nature and take a break from the city life. You will also have the opportunity to practice lighting a fire from scratch, sing around a bonfire, and bond with nature.
To identify an ideal camping location, you can search online or ask for recommendations from other teachers. Remember to film your adventure and share it with your friends.
Learn A New Skill
This is the perfect time to go online and learn a new skill. And no, we are not talking about the banana bread baking frenzy that hit the world when everyone started staying at home. You can learn new skills such as crocheting, making crafts, or learn how to edit videos. You can watch tutorials on YouTube and learn something new that you can use while remotely teaching your students.
Start A Side Hustle
Now is a great time to start the side hustle that you have been postponing for so long. You now have the opportunity to connect with potential customers on online platforms because many people are spending more time on social media as a result of staying at home.
Ever thought of becoming a vlogger? You can start a YouTube channel and monetize it. You can also start an online tutoring service or set up a consulting business. All these are sure ways of earning some extra money as you stay safe at home.