[quote=“Zen”]On Friday, the director of my school implemented mandatory daily temperature checks for all the students and teachers. In addition, any parents dropping their kids off must remain in the lobby.
I also had a couple of absentee students on Friday due to the current SARS scare. This inspired me to do a half hour question/answer period during review time. The students (6yr olds), had some great questions, and some genuine concerns.
I’m just curious what the situation is like at your schools? What measures, if any, are your schools taking? Is SARS being discussed in the classroom? Interested.[/quote]
Lucky you. My school claims to have their branches use more astringent cleaning materials and allow teachers to wear masks. I did this, in Hsinchu and my students (all adults) laughed at me (FOOLS) and I ended up having a row with (adult) students from other classes who had to come by and check out the “teacher with a mask.” They laugh now, but I’d rather be a fool who practices all he can (admitedly, not much) in prevention as the island of greed with “zero cases” slowly turns into Beijing part II.
Ironically, my child students have no problems with me wearing a mask and paid no attention to it: another reason to stop teaching adults in Taiwan.
All of this quarantining is making Taiwan a David Cronenberg (ala RABID and SHIVERS) wet dream.
be careful, be safe, have fun and take care!