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They Can’t Fire Us All: Illegal Striking in the Time of COVID-19

By |2020-07-13T13:07:53-04:00July 13th, 2020|COVID-19, Current Events in Education, Opinion|

All it takes is opening up social media, turning on the news, or checking the headlines to see a parade of opinions about opening up schools in the fall. Unfortunately, the opinion getting the most attention is that teachers should sit down, shut up, and get back in the classroom regardless of the circumstances of [...]

Principals, Here’s What You Need to Do If You’re Being Forced to Reopen Your School Building

By |2020-07-12T13:33:25-04:00July 12th, 2020|Principals' Corner|

Reopening Schools during COVID19 COVID19 continues to change what was once healthy and safe. Infection numbers continue to grow along with the hope for a vaccine. Meanwhile, the question of the day is should we reopen schools despite the statistics. Some say yes, and others say no to reopening. Then you hear barking orders, "Open [...]

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

By |2020-07-08T16:06:33-04:00July 8th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Current Events in Education|

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

By |2020-06-19T12:37:31-04:00June 19th, 2020|Ask a Teacher, Back to School, Confessions of a Teacher, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Current Events in Education, Featured, From the Front Lines, Instructional Strategies, Professional Development, School Improvement|

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 [...]

Considering Opening Schools in the Fall? Think Students and Teachers First. Not Adults

By |2020-05-27T22:08:52-04:00May 27th, 2020|Instruction & Curriculum|

What a crazy ride 2020 has been. At the beginning of this school year, I don’t think anyone would have thought that we would end like this. Seniors weren’t afforded the experience of attending prom or graduation. Fifth graders weren’t able to say goodbye to their primary teachers before going off to middle school. Eighth [...]

2020: The Year Education (Potentially) Got Better

By |2020-05-22T01:05:28-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Opinion|

Guest Writer: Rachel Harvey   Recently, I’ve seen a lot of TikTok videos that paint the year 2020 as a sort of apocalypse. Picture this: years from now, when people mention those four digits in tandem, they’ll recall a montage of bad memories set to the sounds of melodramatic shuffle music. The word “moistly” will [...]

Opinion: Right Now Things Are Hard, But It’s Going to Be Fine

By |2020-05-12T23:58:42-04:00May 13th, 2020|Confessions of a Teacher, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Current Events in Education, High School, Instruction & Curriculum, Mental Health, Opinion, The State of Education|

Right now, things are hard. Nothing feels fine, or normal. As we all know, teaching in person is different than teaching online. There are many things that we as educators are dealing with right now. How do we ensure that our students are learning, when there are some students without the ability to attend online [...]