Let us all be human

“What should I do?”

“I don’t know what to do with my kids at home anymore.”

“Will I still have a job tomorrow?”

“Will I have enough money next week, month, 2 months?”

“Are the teachers doing their job or not?”

“We are busy with our work also, but we need to help our kids to study.”

“School is so stressful during this time. They demand us to do many things. So many assignments.”

“Students need to do what they need to do.”

“Despite the school closure, it does not mean assessments should stop.”

During this difficult situation, we are all faced with various challenges in front of us. Daily necessities, family or personal finance, future, career or job, children’s education, and other things. We have a kind of common obstacles and challenges, however, usually, we are made confused or anxious by also a kind of similar matters.

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A letter to teachers

In the last couple of weeks, in fact, a couple of months, people around the world have been living under as well as witnessing a “tragedy” that many of us did not expect before. It was started in Wuhan, China, then spread to other countries, including Indonesia now. Coronavirus, Covid-19, that absorbs our energy and focus and hinders us to live our normal lives. Work from Home (WFH), Learn from Home (LFH), and other terms have emerged during this period of “tragedy” that represent our life conditions and the way we live our very lives.

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The joy of learning (nikmatnya belajar)

Banyak orang, khususnya anak murid di sekolah mengeluh ketika diminta belajar. Sadar maupun tidak, hal ini terbawa oleh banyak orang hingga dewasa. Sekarang, kalau ditanya, “apakah kita termasuk orang yang suka belajar?”, apa jawab kita? Atau, kalau kita malu merefleksikan pertanyaan tersebut, saya berikan pertanyaan berikutnya, “Berapa banyak dari teman atau orang yang kita kenal yang senang belajar?”

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Covid-19 vs Pendidikan

Sekitar 1-2 minggu belakangan ini, kita diperhadapkan pada situasi yang sangat tidak menyenangkan, yaitu merebaknya penyebaran virus Corona. Akibatnya, di beberapa daerah, seperti DKI Jakarta, Banten, dan Bekasi, sekolah (atau tepatnya kegiatan belajar mengajar di sekolah) dihentikan salama kurang lebih 14 hari.

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Covid-19 vs manusia

Beberapa waktu ke belakang, kita semua dibuat terkejut, sedih, gelisah, was-was, atau perasaan lainnya, dengan keberadaan virus Corona yang menjangkiti banyak orang di banyak negara. Di Indonesia sendiri, (per 13 Maret 2020 pukul 17.30), ada 69 orang yang positif menderita virus ini. Beberapa sembuh, beberapa meninggal.

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Intention matters

Seorang teman, pada suatu waktu meminta bantuan pada saya untuk mengerjakan tugas kuliah S2-nya. Ia meminta tolong saya untuk melakukan proofread dan memberikan komentar terhadap tulisannya. Tugas di masa kuliah S2 saya memang adalah untuk membuat tulisan seperti untuk jurnal akademik dalam rentang waktu 3 bulan. Teman saya ini merasa kesulitan memahami dosen saya, sehingga ia meminta bantuan saya.

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