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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

Podcast Review: Nice White Parents

Since teachers listen to plenty of podcasts, we are going to start to review them. One of our firsts is Nice White Parents from the New York Times. Judging a podcast by its cover, the title certainly produces both evocative and provocative responses. All teachers and schools most certainly want to work with "nice parents" [...]

How School Boards Became the Most Important People You Never Voted For

There's a number I can't get out of my head: 20%. As folks affix their Trump and Biden signs in their yards and argue precipitously over politics with their neighbors, claiming how this is the "most important election of their lives" and how the other guy will "ruin America," I'm still thinking about that number. [...]

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 [...]