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Posts tagged with: Teaching

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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One definition of insanity that is often cited is the practice of repeating the same failed practice over and over expecting different results. Though this doesn’t apply to all academic institutions, all of the time, when it comes to the...
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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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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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I just loved this… The hell that is remote learning, explained in a comic I’m a freelance writer and illustrator living in the Bay Area with my 7-year-old and 5-year-old. On August 17, the kids started school, which is 100...
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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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I’ve often wondered about overlap between anxiety, learning disabilities and ADHD. My assumption, as I think many teachers assume, was that the three go hand in hand. After all, having a learning disability such as dyslexia would be anxiety provoking,...
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A recent study conducted in 2018 by the American College Health Association suggested that 31.9% of College students reported feeling stress & anxiety over the past 12 months, and that is just the number willing to admit it. One can...
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