Difficulties and hope under community fresh mix

The whole fresh collar has become a red sea, under the melee, the industry profit becomes more and more thin. In a visible persistence battle, no matter which mode, return to retail essence, pay attention to product quality, supply chain construction, refine management, and more close to users will stand out.

Special authors in this publication? Minghui / Wen

As early as 2019, the community is fresh, unmanned retail, O2O and other new retail models are endless, the author is still firmly optimistic about the outstanding line of the business management, and the changes in the model are just "phase". Service, quality and supply chain are "such as", this requires enterprises to make the foundation, cultivate internal strength.

The industry insiders ridicule the new retail the biggest pit is "new", and retail is not so many "new", all new models first look at it half a year. Two years later, the fresh industry has undergone major changes – the Internet giants imported, daily, such as fresh e-commerce, such as fresh e-commerce, etc. Therefore, the industry’s landscape becomes a chain supermarket, the farmer’s market, the Internet, and community stores and many other characters, competition is more intense, and the model is more diverse.

Professional fresh e-commerce loss pressure is still large

In November, the daily premium and smashed vegetables released the three quarterly reports, and the cuisine campaign was 6.2 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 111%, GMV is 7 billion yuan. The daily excellent third quarter revenue is 2.1 billion yuan, an increase of 47% year-on-year, and GMV is 2.6 billion yuan.

Both companies use the front position of heavy asset mode. The front position mode attracted the capital market in the early days of entering the market, attracting consumers through delivery efficiency, price subsidies, etc., and thus torn in the fresh retail market of channels. As can be seen from income growth, number of users, background construction, etc., the front bin is basically a conventional state, which will not be eliminated by the market in the short period of time. For example, the number of new users in the third quarter is 14.7% in the second quarter. The number of monthly subscribers increased by 26.5%, and the first breakthrough of 10 million. It can be seen that its user size has a certain degree of natural growth. The current position of the position has achieved a certain scale, and the relatively stable user group has become a regular fresh shop.

Although the two companies revenue grow, the loss is expanded sequentially, in the third quarter of 2021, the revenue of the buyers is 38 billion yuan, 4.6 billion yuan and 6.2 billion yuan, net loss, respectively. 1.4 billion yuan, 1.9 billion yuan and 2 billion yuan, the loss is increasing, the total amount of money exceeds 5 billion yuan in the first three quarters, which has greatly over 2020 throughout the year of 3.2 billion yuan. It is also very good daily, with a loss of 900 million yuan in the third quarter, and a total loss of more than 3 billion yuan in the first three quarters.

From the perspective of the profitable form, the high growth of the two companies is exchanged by "burning money", especially the sales costs continue to grow. In the third quarter, buy vegetable sales and marketing costs of 430 million yuan, an increase of 207% year-on-year, mainly the increase in the new expenditure. It is preferentially similar.

The front position mode requires high performance cost. The faster delivery, the more the front position needs, the higher the natural cost.

As of the third quarter of 2021, 咚 买 菜 has 1375 front positions. But from late August, start adjusting strategic play, from "scale priority, balance efficiency", adjustment to "efficiency priority, balance scale". At the same time, buy vegetables to emphasize the product, increase the front end of the supply, expand the number of self-processing plants, and launch their own brands. The current self-owned brand has accounted for 5.8% of the total GMV, and the future hopes to 30%.咚 买菜 表示 As the order density increases, the cost of performance in the new area is also more remarkable, for example, the three-quarter, the new Southwestern regional performance rate is 8.1% in the second quarter. Founder Liang Changlin said, "Hey has a healthy cash flow, the listing is not for circle, so it is relatively fascinating to do some difficulty, right, long-term things, such as continuing to enhance the area layout density, supply upstream Chain extension, increase technical investment, etc. "

The daily premium is proposed to "platform operation" strategy, hoping to weaken the front position, reducing the asset layout, forming a new business map of the front position, smart food, retail cloud, transforming from self-operated fresh e-commerce to digitalization platform. But still in the early stage, it also needs to continue to observe.

Overall, Ali and other Internet giants join the battlefield, and they also take the "burning money" model, but they naturally have traffic advantages, which brings larger pressure to fresh e-commerce, improve gross profit, reduce costs, solve the loss, and become urgent issues that need resolving.

Internet community group purchase in a lasting battle

Before you benefit from the new crown epidemic, it is more than expected. This gives the community group purchase a large number of challenges and consumption opportunities, some consumer shopping habits have formed: Community group purchase has become an important purchase channel. With the entry of the Internet giants, with traffic and capital advantages, the competitive pattern of community group purchases quickly improved. But the profit prospect of community group purchase is still not optimistic. Internet companies have hoped to copy the "burning" model of the past, seize the user’s mind, grow rapidly, but the complexity of the fresh industry is exceeded, competition has evolved into a long-lasting battle.

First, the community group purchase hopes to use high-frequency consumption to cultivate consumption habits, but fresh cold chain, procurement, and automation problems still plague all players, many problems are difficult to solve in the short term. Stable fresh products require a mature cold chain supply. However, the low-priced fresh profits purchased by community groups cannot support the cost of warehousing logistics, and the investment of heavy assets is exceeded. Even if Jingdong self-built logistics, it has been covered in most parts of the country, and it is not possible to completely solve the problem, and its fresh products are only sold in part of the cold-chain logistics.

Second, the community group purchase should face complex procurement of upstream agricultural products. It is difficult for fresh products, concentrated large-scale procurement. Because most of the freshmen have planted, the price fluctuates, there may be a local more cheaper in the transportation, and the distribution and transportation of goods will cause loss. Therefore, most of the goods are also concentrated in two batches and three cars, and the idea of ??changing production ends from consumer ends is still far away.

Finally, the ultimate goal of the community group purchase is to become the mainstream purchase channel of the mainstream user, but the industry faces an embarrassment is that doing more logistics warehouses, do not meet the needs.

At present, many community group purchase companies have not let the industry becomes better, according to relevant reports, the US group has no significant growth since the third quarter of 2021. It is also reported that due to the supervision requirements, the US group is preferred, and there are many buyers to start profit rather than the scale.

Today’s community group purchase, no cognition of all-class categories, the user-end viscosity does not reach the expected value, can only depend on the platform compression cost, improve the quality, slowly attract users with a speed below the platform expectation. When the market growth gradually slows, complicated retail business imagination has been greatly compressed, and the company may be unknown after the long return cycle or even long-term investment. Under national supervision, the model of the Internet burning subsidy is difficult to continue, and the community group purchase has returned to retail, and now it is also the Internet giants, and it is also difficult to retreat.

Where is this lasting battle, most people on the battlefield disappeared.

Supermarket chain collective is in trouble

Since the epidemic disrupts people’s normal life, consumers are more biased to online consumption, and the community group purchase quickly diversified some passengers that belong to the supermarket. At the same time 2021 high price, consumer daily life pressure increases, more turning to cheap channels, and strikes underline. Community e-commerce benefits from capital influx, the price is cheap, and it is more convenient, close to consumers. Therefore, the supermarket chain company has universal performance.

The leader Yonghui Supermarket three-quarter loss is about 1.1 billion yuan, but the income is turned. It refers to the comprehensive impact of external environments such as the epidemic and community group purchases and the company’s first half of the initiative, the company has declined in the first three quarters of income and gross profit margin. Step is high in the same level. The third quarter of the family continues to decline in the third quarter, and it is only slightly profitable.

Many people have become pessimistic about the supermarket industry, will the fresh chain supermarket become next department store?

For this problem, the author believes that it is not a simple class. China’s fresh industry industry chain is porpocaround, because of this, the Internet giants have failed to overcome, which is not a technical problem, but a cost issue and return on investment. Due to the characteristics of the fresh industry, short shelf life, short consumption, installment of consumption, this is a bitter, tired. The Internet industry has been difficult to do in the fresh industry, and they also need new organizational evolution and find balance in investment and output.

For regional intensive fresh chain companies such as similar home, with the supply chain system, increase the intensive layout of the community store, there is a chance to transform into community supermarkets, which is close enough from customers, sufficiently convenient, and avoid lack line The upper flow of the short board. Moreover, the community store is more able to do a localization service. The community is fresh is a typical regional economy. The winners in the Internet industry does not apply to community group purchases. Just, in the current multi-party, under the vicious competition environment, add the upgrade of its own operations, refined management, etc., the model of the community supermarket has a long way to go.

The current line of fresh supermarkets is facing the macro background of consumption, which affects the mentality of retail entrepreneurs in offline. Wang Tao, general manager of Tianhong Supermarket mentioned in an interview: At this time, everyone did not so pessimistic. After the entrepreneur fantasy, the industry can return to the past, but the data in the third quarter of 202 years runs down, everyone I feel more disappointed; what kind of art is to face the future, and there is no answer to anyone.

The market capitalization of listed companies such as Yonghui and Da Runfa also affected the development of regional retail companies.

For investment, the entire fresh collar has become a red sea, under the melee, the industry profit becomes more and more thin. In a visible persistence battle, no matter which mode, return to retail essence, pay attention to product quality, supply chain construction, refine management, and more close to users will stand out.

At the end of the year! Double 12 These four mobile phones are worth considering, performance and price are "leaders"

As the most important mobile phone in the electronic product, there is no optimal model. As the product is only the most suitable mobile phone for the user, in order to facilitate everyone to choose, Xiaobian is also a lot of people, digital practitioners summarize Several models of this year are more popular for your reference. In terms of performance and price, they are all "leaders" in various fields, and they are double 12 next month. If this year is ready to change, consider considering

October sales king: iPhone13 series

This year, IPHONE13 can say a two net in the market last year. It can be seen that there are 13 series overall strength. The most recommended is the iPhone13pro, which is equipped with the strongest A15 processor, and iPhone13pro support 120Hz high brush, and For the first time, I took the iPhone series to more than 3000mAh. I know that my IOS system’s power consumption is much smaller. This strengthening is undoubtedly two-way enhancements in overall performance and power consumption.

And this year, the iPhone has dropped 300 in previous years. This amplitude is also very big in previous years. For fruit powder, the 13 series this year has brought too many surprises.

Best price ratio: millet Mix4

Mix4 should be the most serious mobile phone this year! Double 11 straight down 1600, to know that it just released more than 2 months, the price of the user can start to a high-end flagship machine, cost-effective, millet Mix4 is the starting model of Xiaolong 888 PLUS and The fuselage is polished by the whole ceramic process, and there are 4500mAh large batteries with small rice stripped charging system 120 watts, seconds, 50 watts, wireless seconds, 120Hz micro-band flexible screen, Harman Carton duplex, at the time At the beginning of the release, 200,000 units, after the double 11 is also a bunch of small rice, it is also the best model for this year.

The mobile phone posting on the first half of this year is actually a small rain point. It is not worth mentioning in front of hard power Vivo X70PRO. It has self-developed image chip V1, and is equipped with the latest Samsung E5 AMOLED. Screen, support 120Hz high brush and 2K resolution, image and screen experience are top!

In particular, Vivo X70PRO is not only more transparent to the imaging of optical glass, but also on Vivo X70 Pro + after Zeiss, has the world’s only ALD coating technology, SWC coating technology, anti-glare and ghosting, It can be said that it is the top flagship machine in this year’s image.

Best thousand yuan: Red rice K40

This year, the "sales crown" model, the force iphone13 and iPhone12 pull the top, can be said that the level of the flagship machine does do the price of the thousand-yuan machine, it is hard to imagine a 2000-incomprehensive hand screen will use E4 material. AMOLED screen, and also support 120Hz high brush, as well as DISPLAYMATE A + authentication, and it is equipped with the Snapdragon 870 processor. There is only only red rice K40 in 2000 yuan to be equipped with the most stable 870 this year, within 2000 in performance Invincible

The battery is equipped with 4500mAh batteries and full-blood version 33W fast charge. Compared with 3000 price of sub-flagship machines, its cost-effective list, the same performance, almost the same endurance, "sales crowns" is also a witness this year.

In general:

This year’s four best is the above four, basically cover the mainstream of the mainstream, the small series is still the same sentence, everyone buy mobile phone to look for your own demand, buy it, don’t buy expensive!

The list of academicians of the two hospitals in 2021! Smart car field, Li Keqiang, Zhang Yaqin and others

In the relevant field of smart cars, two academicians from Tsinghua ‘s engineering institute have been added.

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Academician is awarded the honorary title of the country’s most achieved scholars by the world. Elected academicians are not only a scientist’s personal honor, and the state’s achievements in the country’s achievements, highlight contributions, and is more related to their colleges and research institutions in the industry’s appeal and influence.

The selection of academicians of all countries have complex and difficult, and the title of "Academician" is also extremely high. According to the latest academic selection rules for the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the selection of academiciases in my country is mainly held in an odd year (once a two years).

Today, the results of receipt of academicians in the 2021 hospitals have been officially announced, and 149 people were elected.Among them, there were 65 Chinese Academy of Sciences, and 84 academicians were selected in the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

According to the "Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences" Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Electoral Electoral Election Method "," Chinese Academy of Sciences, Election, Election, Electoral Elections, 195 Chinese Academy of Sciences, produced 65 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and 25 Chinese Academy of Sciences academician.

They come from 11 countries, the first time, South Korea and Swiss scientists have been elected Chinese Academy of Sciences. The average age of 65 new academics is 57.4 years old, the minimum age 45, the largest age 68, 60 years old (including) 76.9%. Among them, five female scientists are elected. The structure of the academician is further optimized. This year, this year passed the special recommendation mechanism, the national defense and national security areas, and 3 people were elected.

According to the implementation Measures for the Implementation of Academy of Chinese Academy of Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Engineering’s 2021 academicians have been completed in recent days, and 84 Chinese Academy of Academy of Chinese Academy of Engineering have been selected, including 6 female scientists. Another 20 Chinese Academy of Academy of Engineering. 84 academicians of Academy of Engineering average 58 years old, the minimum age of 51 years old, the largest age 69, 60 years old (including) below 75%. A group of long-term fighting in national major projects, core technology research, and adhere to the outstanding engineering scientific and technological experts of the Northeast Industrial Base and Western Western Regions.

From the work unit of a new round of elected academicians, there are three universities in colleges and universities to be elected, namely Zhejiang University (21 Academician, 3 Academy of Academy of Engineering), Tsinghua University (Academician, 2 Academy of Sciences, Academician, 1 External Academician) and Tongji University (Academician, 2 Academy of Academy, Academician of Engineering, 21 Academician, Academician, Academician, Academician, Engineering, Academician), Shanghai Jiaotong University (21 Academician, 2 Academy of Engineering Academician, 1 foreign academicians, respectively, followed by four academicians.

Among them, Li Keqiang, from the Tsinghua University vehicle and carrier college, was elected academician (mechanical and carrier engineering department).

Previously, the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the automotive field had Sun Fengchun (Beijing University of Technology, 2017), Wu Feng (Beijing University of Technology, 2017), Xiang Changle (Beijing University of Technology, 2019).

It is worth mentioning that Zhang Yaqin, a professor of the Smart Science of Tsinghua University, and Zhang Yaqin, a Chinese Academy of Academy of Engineering, China Academy of Engineering.

Speaking of Li Keqiang, friends of the smart car ring will inevitably be unfamiliar.

As a professor of Tsinghua University Vehicle and Carrier, Li Keqiang has cultivated more than 60 postdoctoral and doctoral students, 7 of whom won the high-level talent project support in the Yangtze River scholars, Jieqing and other countries; also supported and helping students have created Suzhou Zhihua, Beijing Zhikong Automobile technology company such as Qing Technology, Qiyun Control.

In addition, Li Keqiang has many industries and academic achievements:

  • Industry achievements.It is the term "intelligent network car" and its technical Chinese program’s proposals and promoters, is the head of the national major industrialization project, served as the head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the intelligent network of the experts, the head of the team, written Important reports such as "Intelligent Network Auto Technology Road Map" issued by the National Ministerial Committee.
  • Academic achievements.The team leaded to the second prize of the national technology inventions, 1 national scientific and technological progress, 1 special prize of China’s automobile industry science and technology progress, authorized more than 60 patents at home and abroad, published SCI / EI papers 200 The remaining articles are published in 3.

If you start from the undergraduate phase, Li Keqiang has cultomized more than 40 years in the automotive field.

In 1980, the Qinghua University Automotive Engineering Department was formally established, and the research on automatic driving technology has begun to deliver a large number of talents in the automotive industry. At this time, the 17-year-old Li Keqiang took the first volunteers from Sichuan Province.

As the first undergraduate student, Li Keqiang has exposed to a more solid mathematics, mechanics basic education, has a more profound understanding and understanding of the development of automotive engineering technology and automotive industries, but also launches smart auto research. Base.

In 1985, Li Keqiang graduated from graduation to Chongqing University, completed the study of the master’s phase. During the Master, its relevant scientific research results as the second completion of the relevant scientific research reported by CCTV news programs in 1988.

In 1995, Li Keqiang graduated from Dr. Chongqing University. Based on the two-year work practices in the Body Technology Center of Japan 50 (1992-1994), his doctoral thesis "Automobile Inner Noise Characteristics" was praised by Japanese peers as "the highest level in Japan’s automobile technology", Japanese car technology authority is collected.

Since 1997, Li Keqiang has successively visited Scholars in Aachen University of Traffic Safety and Environment, Germany, Japan, Japan, Japan, University of Technology, Japan, and Japan, started to expose intelligent automobile research, including ACC, including ACC. The relevant results are introduced by the "Japanese Automatic Technology" yearbook.

It is also because of the above series of drilling and practice, Li Keqiang has a deep qualified qualification for the theoretical research, technical research and product development of automobile smart driving system.

In 2000, with the recommendation and help of friends, Li Keqiang applied to obtain the qualification of Tsinghua University’s "Hundred People’s Plan Speed ??Temperature", and after graduation, he returned to Tsinghua University and began the training of talents in the automotive field and intelligent automobile science and technology.

In the later 20 years, Li Keqiang and the team continued to undertake national projects (863, 973, key scientific and technological plans, national natural funds, etc.) and to carry out international cooperation (with Daimler, Toyota, General, Intel, Stanford, Tokyo University) Other internationally renowned enterprises and universities have established a "structural shared, control coordinated" car intelligent safety and energy-saving technology system, and has achieved many results.

Zhang Yinqin is a world-class scientist in the field of digital video and artificial intelligence. It is now serving the Professor of Intelligent Science, Tsinghua University, Double Professor of Vehicle and Cargo School, Dean of Intelligent Industry Research Institute.

For friends in the smart vehicle, he may have not so high, but its resume is also a legendary color:

  • Ben Shuo graduated from China University of Science and Technology, 23 years old (US) George Washington University Ph.D., 31 years old was awarded the title of IEEE Fellow, which is the most popular scientist in history.
  • He is also an academician of American Arts and Academy of Sciences, an academician of the Australian National Academy of Engineering, academician of the International Eurasia Academy of Sciences.
  • It has more than 60 international patents, more than 500 academic papers and 11 monographs, and has been evaluated many highly entered primers in the world, the world’s top 100 computer scientists.

At the end of 1998, Zhang Yaqin returned to the country and Li Kai to create a Microsoft China Research Institute, and successfully upgraded to Microsoft Asia Research Institute, Ren Microsoft Global Vice President.

Later, Baidu, Zhang Yaqin fully responsible for artificial intelligence and technical system, including Apollo automatic driving, intelligent cloud, promoting the establishment of quantum computing research institute, release Baidu first cloud full-function AI chip "Kunlun", etc.

Today, Zhang Yaqin has founded the Tsinghua University Intelligent Industrial Research Institute (AIR) in one hand and actively promoted production.

In May of this year, Zhang Yaqin led the Intelligent Industrial Research Institute to jointly Baidu Apollo released Baidu’s latest technology route – Apollo AIR program in the field of road collaboration. This is currently the only technology that enables open road L4 automatic driving closed loop only through road side perception. .

As children come back to school, they will need both time and patience

While the pandemic and associated school closure has affected us in many ways, loss of learning among children is emerging among the most explicit and worrying aspects. This learning loss comprises two dimensions — one is the learning that has not happened due to school closures. To this loss of curricular learning is added the “forgetting” of what they already knew. This forgetting is not unusual — it is clearly seen after long holidays, and is generally made up during the first few weeks of schooling. However, when this loss is of foundational abilities like reading, writing and basic arithmetic, it deeply hinders further learning.

Loss of learning due to school closure during the pandemic has been seen the world over. Quantified in terms of months that children are “behind” their class, it varies from less than a month after 11 weeks of school closure to four years after 57 weeks of school closure. According to the report, “What’s next? Lessons on Education Recovery” by UNICEF, UNESCO, World Bank and OECD, among measures taken to alleviate this loss, 41 per cent of countries reported extending the academic year while 42 per cent reported prioritising certain curriculum areas or skills. Over two-thirds of countries reported implementing remedial measures to address learning gaps for primary and secondary school students when schools reopened.

Our primary schools have been closed for about 500 days, which translates to over 70 weeks of schooling. Given the amount of time schools have been closed, as we reopen now, we cannot start with the regular curriculum as if it is the beginning of a regular academic year. We need to think deeply about what should be done. This question is particularly moot for primary schools, where the foundations of later learning are established. To answer this question, it is necessary to examine how children learn in primary schools. Children learn not only through interaction in the classroom but also through observation, dialogue and exploration through unstructured experiences. Thus, given that we have to make up for over 70 weeks of school closure, we must not hurry children into the learning process. Not only the learning associated with the current class but relearning from the previous classes must be in focus.

The next question is — what is important to learn? The learning outcomes for each class have been clearly indicated by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), which is the nodal academic institution for school education at the national level. These learning outcomes focus on the abilities children have to acquire as opposed to the content of textbooks. Thus, reading a poem is important, memorising the content of the poem is not important. Being able to add is important, not adding all the problems at the end of the chapter in the textbook. And language and mathematics are most important, since they enable the learning of other subjects. Thus, learning outcomes of specific subjects must be prioritised, and the curriculum reset for at least a couple of years.

When schools reopen, differences in the learning levels of children will be starker than before. A solution that is deceptively simple is that of placing children in groups according to their current learning levels. Termed ability grouping, it seems like the perfect solution, with children starting with similar sets of abilities and proceeding thereon. However, the approach of grouping students based on their abilities often results in “labelling”, adversely impacting their self-esteem and worth; research studies have found students in “low” ability groups have significantly lower self-esteem than low achievers in mixed ability classes, and are also likely to have behavioural problems. This approach also neglects to take into account the fact that children learn from each other. It is not unusual to have children at different levels in the same classroom. Some schools use this difference as a resource, using sets of teaching-learning materials that children use in groups under the guidance of teachers. As children attain pre-set learning milestones, they move onto the next level. This approach using peer learning benefits all.

When we examine the available data from various studies on the learning levels that our children are at, it is clear that at the primary level, the focus ought to be on foundational abilities. For instance, Azim Premji Foundation’s field study in January 2021 across 44 districts covering five states indicated that nearly three-fourths of the children in Class II have lost the ability to identify a word in print; in Class IV, for instance, a majority of them have lost the ability to express the gist of a poem while in Class VI more than half the children lost the ability to write their views on various events happening around them. The recently released SCHOOL survey carried out across 15 states shows that overall 42 per cent of children in urban areas and 48 per cent in rural areas are unable to read more than a few words. These studies indicate that most children across the primary grades have lost the basic abilities required to continue their learning journeys.

The curricular priorities will have to be set specific to the stages of schooling. If the priority at primary level is on recovery of foundational abilities in language and mathematics, the focus in middle school should be an integrated approach to achieving learning outcomes across subjects, while at the secondary and senior secondary level, core learning outcomes must be identified and mapped to textbooks; and for this level additional material could be developed, given that students at this stage are capable of some independent study.

As persons closest to learners, teachers must be given the autonomy and support to determine what children learn and when, within the broad contours of the curriculum. Changes in curriculum and the approach to teaching-learning would require orientation of teachers, and materials to support their work with children. This material must be attractive and meaningful, related to children’s context, while encouraging them to speak about visuals, read small pieces of text, respond to interesting questions, and perform simple exercises. This material must cover a range of abilities so the teacher can use similar resources for the entire class.

To track recovery from learning loss, periodic assessment would be necessary — this must be done in a non-threatening way, by the teacher through observation and interaction with her students. The stress of regular testing must not demotivate children from learning.

Finally, it is important to acknowledge that school closure has resulted in more than learning loss. It has led to a disconnect from the processes of schooling. Children have experienced loss; some have entered the workforce while others have been given responsibilities within the household. The most important thing that must be done when schools reopen is to welcome them back — to listen to their stories, to give them time to settle back into routines, to involve them in activities that allow them to express themselves. Time and patience may help us find ways to compensate not only the learning loss but also to change our schools for the better.