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School should be for learning, not baby sitting....

sadly our economy, lack of sick leave, and the cost of childcare make that untrue.

I am equally resistant to online school from the teacher and parent perspective. My kids are old enough to stay home and I would be here, but I reject the ineffective learning in the online model. Selfishly, this is my parent/teacher perspective. Since my oldest son was born my thought has always been, how would I want this class taught if my son was in here. My oldest took 9 of my classes in HS and it was an amazing experience to see him develop and understand. Due to scheduling my youngest son didn't get to take one of my classes until his sophomore year. It was great until the shutdown. He was here, but the synchronous learning required that he had to be doing the same things that his classmates were. I couldn't do extra and he and his classmates clearly missed out. Starting a year online would be a miserable excuse for learning and I refuse to accept that for my students and my kids. I know what other teachers did, in many cases it wasnt much. The lack of rigor and expectation was deadly for learning. So online school doesnt actually accomplish either of the roles mentioned in the subject line.

(In response to this post by Gateway)

Posted: 07/13/2020 at 4:55PM


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