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Posts tagged with: covid19

The pandemic has created some strange… rituals… for families that I’ve observed that perhaps some of you may have seen as well. Hit me up if you know what I’m talking about here: Culture of the Walk: Why do my...
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As the pandemic seemingly drags on and on with very little hope of immediate evaporation, we are left with questions about the viability of online socialization in the future. It seems to center around the question of whether online interaction,...
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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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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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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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The Greenwich Times recently posted an article (listed below here) detailing the challenges and the corresponding attitudes of Greenwich teachers who will respond to those challenges as the school year begins. I just wanted to take a moment to thank...
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I ran across this article in the New York Times, a thought-provoking one on the homeschooling phenomenon, and thought I would share it: Pods, Microschools and Tutors: Can Parents Solve the Education Crisis on Their Own? As school openings remain...
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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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