This year has been an arduous journey punctuated by fears, tears, and exhaustion. So many teachers contacted me this year and told me they didn’t know how they would make it through the school year with the pandemic pressing in on us like rising water.
Technology is a blessing and a curse As I think about my schooling in the 60s and 70s, I am amazed at the amount of technology available to teachers and students today. Back in my high school days, using a simple four-function calculator in math class was considered cheating. Back then, incorporating technology into a …
For much of the year it seems like we are on a long, dizzying rollercoaster ride full of unexpected and sometimes painful twists and turns.
I know districts wants more direct live instruction, but I don’t know how effective the synchronous model will be when the state is incentivizing asynchronous learning.
Schools are often so overwhelmed by the sheer number of needy students that their concern becomes institutional
Is teaching and learning behind masks going to be inherently better and more distraction-free than learning online? I would not bet money on that proposition.
I made my annual insurance benefit selections yesterday, and unlike every other year, I did not wait until the last day to do it. When presented with the same bad choices each year, why wait?
Having lived now for 60 years, I see things much more clearly than ever before. Some of the things I see more plainly are unsettling and even disturbing.
When the heater in a stifling building would not turn off, we were advised to “carry on like normal”. No power and streams of floodwaters running down dark halls? “Carry on like normal”.
There are many benefits to returning to in-person classes, but there are also great costs, most notably, the lives of our teachers, staff, and students.