It is the end of the school year and I think everyone will agree that this year has been a tumultuous one for schools around the globe. Because of the due diligence educators have given to instruction and student learning, they should be honored as the essential workers of the education field. Back in March, they came together to enter a new age of remote learning as teacher-learners. Knowing that this type of teaching was the only way children could safely continue their education during the COVID-19 quarantine, teachers embraced the call of action.
Thousands of teachers dedicated their quarantine life teaching days to bring a sense of calm to students in need of guidance and instruction. This week, committed Long Island educators will sadly end their virtual teaching time for the 2019-20 school year. To honor their diligence to educating the whole child, we should honk horns and shout out to these passionate educators who spent time reinventing their classroom rituals and routines. Their steadfastness toward their goal of educating the whole child, allowed them to mastermind a plan from their homes. It was not an easy path of learning but they persisted in hopes of guiding their learners on their own journeys.
needs to rally 'round school,
shout praise for concerned educators,
inspired to reimagine their teaching practices
during the trying times of Covid-19.
With passion in their hearts,
they came together as
For a touch of humor, Listen to teacher Michael Bruening singing ,
Will Survive, Coronavirus version fro teachers going online.
I appreciate Michael's song so I'll play it as I continue to navigate the world of online teaching via the Canvas platform. Wish me luck! My 4-day ELA Summer Graduate School Institute at the local college is soon to begin.
In the meantime, it's Slice of Life Tuesday so I'm heading over to Two Writing Teachers to join the community of writers.