One of many consequences arising from the current pandemic is a need to reassess the comfortable misconceptions we live with daily. One of those misconceptions is that public education is the great equalizer and prepares us for life-long learning. And that misconception has morphed to the point where political leaders now tell us the health … Continue reading What is Academic Regression?
Twenty-five days ago, where I live, remote learning began as a two-week prospect. Planning for ten days of instruction essentially involved packets of work to keep kids treading academic water until schools reopened. We're beyond that now; and the evolution of remote learning has been inspiring and frustrating for everyone. As someone aptly wrote, most … Continue reading Why Is Remote Learning a Challenge?
Rich Czyz, who is behind the blog 4 O'Clock Faculty, posed a question today. (Remember: Begin With a Question!) What would kids be doing now if they weren't being assigned school work? First, a story. Two weeks before the start of 3rd grade, my youngest announced: By the way, I am not going back to … Continue reading Answering a Question