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๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜…. ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ-๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—น, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€.

From the onset of the unsparing pandemic, our educational system has been affected, most evidently when school doors were closed to curb the influx of the virus. Despite this measure, the viral invasion continued. Thus, the Department of Education implemented the blended learning modality to comply with the no-contact protocol mandated by the national government.

The new normal of delivering instruction challenged the norms in education as we navigated through the compromised traditional teaching methods, compounded by the absence of conventional means for both the teachers and students and the lack of interaction among the agents of learning. All these outcomes have magnified the almost unbearable blood-and-sweat sacrifices rendered by our educators, not to mention the economic toll that caused some private schools to cease operations even as the cost of production of learning materials soared.

Moreover, the quality of learning was also challenged, especially for Distant Learning (DL) students who needed to wade through numerous modular activities and performance tasks. Even parents felt the burden of explaining various modular concepts, especially those who lacked formal education. Thus, the impediments to learning became more pronounced in them.

Given the above, is the new normal abnormal? When can we say it is? Does it depend on the opinion of the majority? Or is it limited only to those things that do not appear superficially ridiculous in the eyes of the public?

While many of us do not welcome the “new normal” as a new rule of the day, let alone in education, we banked on our being a resilient and determined nation. Like the bamboo grass that never breaks against the violent winds, we never buckled against the odds. Thus, we survived, knowing that this pandemic is but a passing episode in our lives.

Essentially, the term “new normal” merely reflects another perspective of normality shared by society at large. With this perspective, we embraced the new norms as authentic alternatives demanded by the changing social and educational landscapes yet applied the same dynamism in our plans for learning continuity amid the harsh and new reality of the times.

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