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

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 [...]

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

Betsy Devos Need to Spend More Time In Real Schools with Real Teachers

  Secretary of Education Betsy Devos needs to know more about real schools and real teachers. Hell, just real people would be good. In calling for enforcement of standardized testing policies in public schools, during a public health crisis, she once again reveals a lack of connection to the lived reality of the victims of [...]

Teaching In A Mask: Preparing for Fall 2020

I've been thinking about wearing a mask lately. With that, I've been thinking about back to school. It's that time of year for teachers when we're all thinking even more about the upcoming school year. Rereading our curriculum, getting our classrooms ready...it's very exciting. But this year, things are different. School districts have begun to [...]

Children Left Behind: Virtual Learning Isn’t the Culprit

Every day there is news about a district extending their remote learning, a company keeping their workers at home for another few months, and more calls for life to start going back to normal despite the bleak situation we find ourselves in. It is understandable to miss “normal” - going shopping could hardly be considered [...]