Laura Brown, Author at The Educators Room

About Laura Brown

The more I teach, the more my compassion for students, parents, and teachers grows. Thank you for reading my thoughts.

Was Someone Actually High When They Proposed The Hybrid Teaching Model?

The dark circles under my eyes have returned.   The fatigue is deep and familiar--it feels like January tired. And, today is only my third day of teaching in the hybrid model! My husband asked me how the first day went. I replied:  "It was not my best opening day."  On the first day, I taught sans [...]

By |2020-09-16T16:44:22-04:00September 16th, 2020|Ask a Teacher, COVID-19, Teacher Burnout|1 Comment

The American Teacher: Savior or Scapegoat?

Absolutely necessary; extremely important; crucial; necessary; key; vital; indispensable; needed; required; vitally important; critical; life-and-death; imperative; mandatory; compulsory; obligatory; compelling; urgent; pressing; burning; acute; paramount; preeminent;high-priority; significant; consequential. These words describe the word essential. Notice how many words are employed to define a single word. Anthropologists note that the higher a term is valued, the [...]

School Reopenings: Let’s Risk it All or Not At All

The speculation from politicians, colleagues, parents, and relatives about schools reopening is exhausting. No one with authority seems to have a plan and no procedures are standardized. I am sick of politicians like Florida's governor, Rick DeSantis, comparing going to Walmart and Home Depot for twenty minutes once a month to educating hundreds of children [...]

By |2020-07-15T15:43:02-04:00July 15th, 2020|Ask a Teacher, COVID-19|2 Comments
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