I couldn’t help but notice a big transition for many teachers who have been virtual for much or all of the school year switching to a hybrid format. Welcome to the party, folx. It’s not easy, but it’s possible.
“My students are not behind. Behind what?” I saw that quote from a respected teacher and instantly knew it to be true. I believe it with everything in me. But here’s a confession: I know by heart what they’re “behind”–even if I also know that it’s arbitrary. I look at that data all…the… time. IsContinue reading “These Benchmarks are Bunk.”
The first thing I think; the first thing I say; the first thing I know is:
Find your home school.
Believe me, friend, when I say, you cannot do this job in the wrong place for you.
I believe in childhood. I believe in magic. Teachers are primary providers of both. That is the focus and vision for this space. I’m not here to gloss over the immense challenges teachers face everyday. They are SO real. But for me, the only thing that makes these long days, long nights, heartbreaking stories, andContinue reading “A Teacher. A Hypothesis. A Blog.”