COVID-19 Impact in Education

January 17, 2021
Virtual School Experience
Covid 19 is having a devastating impact on our society. While the public health crisis continues, educators are learning to be resilient and to search for opportunities to continue the teaching and learning process. The global pandemic calls into question how schools deliver academic content and structure their programming. What will emerge after many months of virtual learning will permanently impact how schools function.

We will never completely return to the classroom physical format as the exclusive space for learning, We are realizing learning can and should happen everywhere and that the home can be used as a laboratory where learning can be made meaningful. Let me say that another way the academic content becomes meaningful in its real world application not as a disparate concept or idea to be written in a notebook, studied and memorized and then repeated back on an exam. We also realize that content knowledge is an open-source document, readily available on a search engine on our mobile devices and not the intellectual property of a textbook or a teacher. Schools will need to deliver both an access to globally networked learning communities and rich, people-oriented experiences on a physical campus.

The affective component of learning, the emotional response when you develop a new understanding, is found in the multiple informal and formal interpersonal exchanges between people occurring on a daily basis at school. We realize that so much depends on the expression in the participant’s eyes, the tone of the speaker’s voice and how people convey messages through body language. Learning is a sensory experience filled with feelings found in the interaction of people sharing a physical location. School is a place for making personal connections, learning to socialize, and develop collaboration and teamwork skills. This human connectivity provides a nuanced understanding of life and allows us to see significance in the academic content. A computer screen and an internet connection will never be able to replicate this.

Campuses

Campuses


Our two campuses (Quito and Samborondón) offer the best quality of Liberal Arts education, while also aiming to teach understanding, respect, and appreciation for Ecuadorian culture.

About us

About Us

Colegio Menor is a private and bilingual (English/Spanish) school, founded in 1995. It began with its original campus in the city of Quito and expanded to include the Samborondón Campus. Colegio Menor is proud to be a part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools.

Admissions

Admissions


Our Admissions Team look forward to working with your family through every step of the Admissions Process.

Learning

Learning

Colegio Menor embraces the best of international and American schools while also teaching understanding, respect, and appreciation for diversity in Ecuadorian Culture.

Student Life

Student Life


Colegio Menor students participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, academic trips and community service projects that promote community spirit and life skills.

Administration Services

Administration Services


Access to all our administrative services in on place.

Work with Us

Work with Us


Colegio Menor is a great place to work! Our team is provided the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally. We know what an important responsibility it is to guide and shape younger generations.