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Posts filed under: Distance Learning

Dating to primordial roots, human beings have always been a pack animal. Even early hominid species were discovered to have foraged and raised their young in packs. “It takes a village,” goes the old saying, one that sounds cliche until...
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Satire is funny when it’s true. Well done, “One Funny Mother…” This is worth your time: Mom’s Hilarious Video Sums Up How Confusing This School Year Is For Everyone It’s September 2020, and school is a confusing, headache-inducing mess for...
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I had a student recently complain that his teacher was forcing him to learn the periodic table, an exercise in rote memorization that increasingly seems archaic and antiquated in an age when Elon Musk is researching how to connect the...
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I’m often asked for reading suggestions as an English teacher, especially for the tweener age group. It’s a good question to ask at that age, given that’s typically when the seed of one’s reading appetite tends to take root. It...
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Thanks to the Huffington Post for brightening my day! 50 Tweets That Sum Up Remote Learning For Parents It’s officially a new school year and, needless to say, it’s going about as well as anyone would’ve guessed. While plenty of...
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I ran across the below article on CNN and… here here, CNN. Here here. I remember trying to teach my second grade daughter math and thinking I was crushing it. I taught her how to carry the single digits to...
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For many parents, distance learning using Zoom has become unavoidable for one reason or the other. Few have no qualms about the challenges associated with Zoom learning, particularly in place of an education altogether, but there are a few elements...
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Many schools return to action this week and cogent metaphors fail me now, knowing full well that at least some death is likely, for children, teachers and their parents and communities. And yet still, it’s all happening. I’ve heard so...
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This all seems so familiar somehow: ordering a hundred homeschool supplies on Amazon, preparing a schedule, gearing up my mind for the unfathomable idea that I can somehow work full time and homeschool teach my kids full time simultaneously.  It’s...
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August has truly been a rush. I’ve been blanketed by calls from parents who are somewhat panicked about how to best support their young children. The situations are a bit all over: hybrid models but kids who can’t learn anything...
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