Minding the gaps

The last year has been all about gaps. Whether we have minded them or not depends on a multitude of factors including what has happened in and to our minds. There is no doubt that the impact of the pandemic has made its mark on all of us, and will be indelible, in particular, for children. Child workers are increasingly reporting social difficulties, sleep disorders, separation anxiety and acting out behaviours, as well as concerning amounts of abuse in homes. Gaps in learning are a challenge for educators at all levels.