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21 09, 2020

Why Grieve For Someone Who Do Not Know: A Teacher’s Edition

By |2020-09-21T13:41:22-04:00September 21st, 2020|Mental Health, Opinion|0 Comments

After a long day of online tutoring, I took a brain break and began skimming my Twitter feed mindlessly.  Tweet after tweet flooded the screen posts announcing the untimely passing of Chadwick Boseman, the amazing actor who brought to life Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, and my favorite -  T’Challa -The Black Panther.  I sat there [...]

21 09, 2020

COVID-19 Has Made Me Rethink My Instruction: 5 Online Tools to Use in Language Arts Classes

By |2020-09-20T23:00:57-04:00September 21st, 2020|English Language Learners, Instruction & Curriculum|0 Comments

We’re a week away from returning to in-person teaching for the new school year and the obvious anxieties and fear about being back at school, where the spread of COVID-19 feels inevitable and is on everyone’s minds. This year, teaching will take on new challenges and risks, and no amount of mental preparation will make [...]

18 09, 2020

Teachers are Once Again Being Targeted by the Highest Office

By |2020-09-18T18:11:36-04:00September 18th, 2020|Current Events in Education, Opinion|0 Comments

It wasn’t enough that teachers were encouraged to go back to their classrooms during the height of the pandemic. It wasn’t enough that we were deemed essential workers to further a political agenda. And it wasn’t enough that our Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, pushed schools to reopen while continuing to provide absolutely zero leadership [...]

18 09, 2020

It’s A Done Deal… I Quit My Teaching Job Two Weeks Before School Started

By |2020-09-18T18:23:33-04:00September 18th, 2020|COVID, Current Events in Education, How to Fix Education|3 Comments

Well - it’s a done deal.  Two weeks before the school year began I turned in my resignation to my school district after agonizing all summer awaiting news on how or what our protocols would be in reopening the schools this Fall.  I heard the news; I presented my letter.  In my head, I had [...]

16 09, 2020

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

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

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 [...]