I’ve got the inside scoop and I need to tell you…
Teachers are still teaching!
I’m a middle-aged mom who just rejoined the full-time workforce last August and am working in the public middle school system. I also have an eighth-grade son who started homeschooling last October due to medical issues. I’ve seen a bit of both worlds, and I’ve spent the last six months gaining new perspectives.
I have three things to share with you today and I’ll be here as the weeks go on.
Today, I want you to know that no one in education is acting like school is out. Everyone in education is simply adjusting to the new norm that the school building is closed.
Implementation of all your district and school has for you will take a few days.
Relax. You are going to hear from them. Until you do, you don’t need to try to recreate your own homeschool curriculum. It’s OK if you and yours have a couple of lazy days.
Online educational resources exist in mind-boggling amounts.
Unless you’ve got your own free time and want to get lost in a near-endless virtual library, don’t start filtering through all the recommendations. You’ll hear from your child’s teacher soon.
Everyone does not learn the same thing in the same way at the same time.
Do you know who understands that best? Teachers. Typical content learning is slow, intentional, and methodical. Quantity of work does not necessarily equate to quantity/quality of learning.
So, what are you going to do today? Just wait to hear from your teacher!