As teachers we bring our attitudes and biases to our work every day. If we present our classrooms as the epitome of awesomeness our students will accept that frame. If we are ambivalent or even negative about our learning environment, again, students will accept this as well.
Most of my teaching was done in the 1980s and 1990s and remote learning as it is being attempted today was not possible. Computers were pricy, internet access was through dial-up, and phones were not mobile. While that sounds like the dark ages, one axiom that has not changed is that we do not teach content; we teach students. During my first year, a … Read More Three Keys to Protecting Remote Students
The COVID-19 pandemic will stimulate change but there are areas that were already being disrupted for which the outbreak will be like lighting a match to a powder keg. One such area is post-secondary education. Multiple large-scale factors were in place and the bulk of the education system was beginning to adapt to changes that were about to occur. Now, these changes may take … Read More Disruption for Colleges and Universities was Coming But Will Now Come Faster
It is probable that you never imagined this professional scenario when you became an educator. I have a few ideas that may help.
In the past two weeks therer has been a flood of sales pitches and offers that may be 10 or more times what you normally experience. This post is about helping you manage the “noise”.
You may be home for another week of indefinite productivity and achievement while able to communicate withfew people face-to-face. I have worked remotely in different ways for 20 years and I have a few suggestions that I hope help.
You never planned to be a student doing your school work at home or a parent with at home schoolers and yet here you are! Consider this post and posts to come a lifeline. I am the parent of two young adults who both survived many years of schooling at home! I have also been in education as a teacher, product developer and product manager among other things for more than 3 decades. I am hoping I can help YOU:)!
Maybe it was “biology lab”, “chem lab” or “physical science lab” – but you remember it. For most people it was a time of angst as you would be given a project that you did not want to do that would last at least a whole period and your real goal was simple: get it done without embarrassment.