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If your family is anything like mine, you are currently caught in the cross-hairs of an advanced state of pandemic fatigue. To boot, many schools have now sent their students home or at least reduced the amount of time they...
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Great Article in The Guardian on huge expectations put on parents of special needs students. As a working parent, I would argue there’s no way to juggle these competing world effectively… Special needs students are falling behind. Can US parents...
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When I was a teacher at six different institutions over the course of several decades there was one thing that remained consistent: my dread over parent conferences. Roughly 95% of those conferences were very pleasant and actually provided information about...
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As the NPR article posted below alludes to, women are being forced to leave the workplace in enormous numbers, particularly in September as the pandemic has rolled on and complex schooling situations have stressed domestic situations. It has increased inequality...
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I found myself, like perhaps many did, unable to turn away from the presidential debates last night, despite it being awful to watch. The gravity of the moment seemed large: with the environment collapsing around us, the economy tanking, foreign...
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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’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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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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