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Blame the Teachers: The White House is Delusional When it Comes to Reopening Schools

Yesterday, the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos and President Donald Trump took a bold stand against school closures. After conducting decision-making meetings that supposedly included educators, students, and parents from around the country, each leader made their announcement. Devos stressed the idea that schools needed to be “fully operational” in the fall. She did [...]

2020: An Educator’s Summer of Waiting on COVID-19

When the 2020 Summer Olympics were postponed, I knew there would be a new event that would test the mettle of educators, students, parents, and other stakeholders in education. It's trivia-based, and it has only one question. It's called "What the hell happens in the fall?" COLLEGE What happens in college is as varied as [...]

A Teacher’s Love-Hate-Love Relationship with Zoom

"Bing Bong." Thirty years from now when I hear the sound of someone entering a Zoom room, I'll have vivid memories of just how much I loved, hated, and loved about online learning through this platform. LOVE - Seeing my students Just about every day, I'm checking in with my students and seeing their faces. [...]