To all my teacher friends

To all my teacher friends who are moving their classes online. Here, in no particular order, are some of my top tips for online teaching (these will mostly apply to high school teachers, but may also have some use for grade school.) First, take a deep breath. This is going to be different and sometimes difficult, but you got this! 1. Planning: Think by Week, not by Day. When I moved from the online to the classroom, the most significant shift that I noticed was the way that my planning had to shift. Moving from the classroom to online is …

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To The High School Seniors

In a time of unknown for so many people, I know the shutdowns and cancellations have affected every single person in America. I understand the necessity behind these  shutdowns and the fact that everyone is doing the best they can to keep our country and community safe. I KNOW this is a scary virus, and that there are a lot of people suffering in a lot of different ways. I pray for those affected by this virus often, and I think about them often. However, as a high school teacher that immerses herself into the teenage culture every single day, …

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