Ethical dilemma

Primary Ethics has decided that ethics classes will cease from next week due to coronavirus concerns. They’ve left this week’s classes up to each individual school ethics coordinator. Mine has said that classes will run tomorrow.

However, I’ve decided that I won’t be going into the school to take my class tomorrow. I think the risks are low at this time, but still, I really don’t want to get sick a day later and realise that I may have exposed a classroom full of kids to the virus. I’ll miss the class, because even after just three weeks I’m keen to see the kids again and lead them through more of the ethics curriculum. But it’s because of that that I can’t bear to put any of them at greater risk.

Today I tended to a few odd tasks, finishing off writing annotations for the last batch of Irregular Webcomic, and queueing up a bunch of iToons submissions. And I picked up Scully from my wife’s work at lunchtime and looked after her all afternoon, including taking her to the dog park. The regulars there are still showing up each day, but noticeably keeping more distant than normal, and discussing virus-related stuff. It’s good to be out in the fresh air though.

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2 thoughts on “Ethical dilemma”

  1. time to check the possibility of remote-teaching.
    I’d think Australia would be good at it, what with all those movies about remote farms that still have to school kids…
    but seriously – practicing on passing a class via a video-conference sounds necessary.

    1. Since I’m a volunteer, working through the Primary Ethics organisation, any remote work would be up to them to organise. I’d be violating the terms of operation if I set it up myself. It’d be great if they could do it!

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