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Posts tagged with: distance education

One nasty side effect of Zoom education has been the proliferation of cheating on a wide scale, particularly with more objective assessments where it’s easy to simply look up the answers. The temptation to do so has simply been too...
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Mind the Meat Suit: In a time of the season where energy is sagging after a long fall of fighting to stave off a number of adversities, including a pandemic, it’s all the more important to take care of your...
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Here’s a thought-provoking piece from the Wallstreet Journal on why boys may be falling further behind. They do seem to have shorter attention spans in my household… Why Boys Are More at Risk of Falling Behind During Remote School Remote...
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I got a call recently from a parent of two kids in Fairfield County basically relaying the message that she was “done” with the distance learning for her 3rd and 5th grader. After about 30 minutes of being on a...
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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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There was a cult film in the early 1990s by the name of Lawnmower Man. If you’re unfamiliar, a mentally challenged landscaper is recruited to enter a virtual reality system that will improve his intelligence and enhance his capabilities. He...
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Before the pandemic I used Zoom to tutor from home regularly. I liked it because it was simple, user friendly. There were only several options: sharing a screen, some chat features… very easy. Don’t even need a young person to...
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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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In a recent podcast episode I recorded with Dr. Ellen Braatan, the Director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, we discussed the topic of the mental state of kids with anxiety during the pandemic. Ironically,...
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