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RT Vol XX Chap 1 Crisis Management: Combating Aggression, Promoting Resilience
From the Book: The Refractive Thinker: Vol XX: Crisis Management: Effective Business Solutions for Emergency Situations
SummaryIndividuals respond differently to crises. Crisis can be the loss of a loved one, experiencing a natural disaster, personal difficulties, or facing a global pandemic. The way in which individuals respond to crises can determine their well-being and how they thrive at the end of a crisis. This chapter will delve into resilience and aggression as a response to a global pandemic in educational systems worldwide. Leaders can affect individuals and the organization by the way they manage crises. If leaders practice flexibility and servant leadership, the individuals in their organizations can prove to be resilient, whereas those who practice less demonstrative styles of leadership may face aggression from their subordinates. Those in crisis may inadvertently experience some forms of aggression while others may thrive and prove to be resilient in the face of crisis. Although institutions implement forms of crisis management, individuals must process the crisis and the way in which the crisis is managed on their own which can either promote resilience or aggression. Taking a proactive approach versus reactive can lead to better outcomes promoting resilience.
Schools worldwide need to adopt online teaching-learning formats that encompass all learning styles to ensure all students are not falling behind educationally. This should include teaching modalities, as well as creative means or outlets for students to demonstrate learning. For example, how can project-based learning, centers, stations, kinetic learning, be facilitated in virtual online formats. The swift move from in-person to virtual learning caused disruption to education and increased learning gaps. A practical hands-on approach should be taken to virtual teaching to enhance learning. There is difficulty to assess student understanding in an online environment. Thus checks for understanding and demonstration of learning should be paramount throughout online lessons.