MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, JAKARTA – Vice Rector II of the Universitas Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. Hamka Jakarta (Uhamka) Abdul Rahman A. Ghani said, according to Bernad (1991), building student resilience requires giving attention and motivation, determining and communicating realistic goals, and providing opportunities to have meaningful participation.
“School is an educational institution and a critical and strategical place to build resilience,” Abdul Rahman said.
Friendly and effective communication enables students to easily explore and elaborate their skills.
“Thus, the teacher’s quality, personality, maturity, and integrity play significant roles in the educational process,” Abdul Rahman said.
Besides, Headmaster of SD Muhammadiyah 09 Plus Duren Sawit, Jakarta Timur, Syamsiah said resilience refers to raising up from an unpleasant occurrence and is defined as an ability to survive in a hard situation.
“We have to keep thinking positively. All people confront this pandemic, and it’s hard for us,” Syamsiah said.
Amid this pandemic, all teachers are required to adapt to changes and become more digitally literate so that students don’t get bored during the learning process. Indeed, parents should take roles as educators at home. Shortages due to the pandemic should be turned into advantages.
“For example, teachers should update their digital knowledge,” Syamsiah said.