Question of the Day: “Why does teaching feel like drowning?”

Everyday feels the same with the constant potential to be vastly different. Hybrid, virtual, sudden lockdown, sudden dismissal due to bomb threat or fast moving snow storm. COVID sick, COVID cancelled…yes, the one in my fourth desk, third row, no, I’m not sure if it was more than 15 minutes. He couldn’t find the screen…

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Question of the Day: “What have I learned from COVID?”

It was around my forty-fourth birthday when we went into lockdown due to COVID. Within days, announcements closing schools, restaurants, and stores circulated daily. The news became a dire list of terrible things happening and prophetic estimates about the future. Words like “first wave”, “second wave”, “shortages” and “synchronistic teaching” entered our vernacular. The world…

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