As of right now, we've completed three full weeks of in person teaching during a pandemic. No hybrid schedule, just a "business as usual" normal enrollment classroom, except for a few students that opted into a separate remote learning program. During this non-stop "Everything is fine, IT'S FINE" chaotic spiral, I've found a few items that have been personally very useful. This is written as a ... Read More about Teaching in Person During a Pandemic: What Do You Need?
It's not enough to just think you are "not racist." We need to be antiracist. One goal of my social media presence moving forward is to amplify Black voices. We all need to sit with our discomfort, do better, and listen to all of the Black folx out there. In this post I share voices that I've learned from and provide suggestions of ways for us all to educate ourselves while supporting the Black ... Read More about #BlackLivesMatter
I'm preaching to the choir... but teaching is hard. It's mentally and physically exhausting. Teachers give so much of themselves, and no matter how many times someone says to brush something off we can't help but take it personally because teaching is our lives. Negative comments on our teaching feel like attacks on who we are. That's why when we first closed for distance learning and then got ... Read More about The Guilt of Relief
Tech. I love tech. My classroom life is technology. We use it in so many parts of our day. Now, I'm extra thankful that we used technology so often in our classroom because it has made this transition to distance learning so much easier. Sure, there were still hurdles and troubleshooting support, but the kids already had so many tools to help them continue to be successful. With all that being ... Read More about Top 10 Tech Tools for Distance Learning
Distance learning has been quite an experience for teachers (and parents) out there! While everyone's plan looks different, I wanted to share how I'm managing eLearning and what resources I'm using. Instructional Remote Learning (IRL) Plan Here's a look at the plan my (amazing) partner teacher and I came up with. We work well together-- we like routine and predictability in our planning. Every ... Read More about My Distance Learning Schedule