Tag: Coronavirus

What Your Child’s Teacher Needs This School Year

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Imagine you have a career that you love. Perhaps you have even dreamed of having this career your whole life. You spent time role...

Surgery During a Pandemic

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A little over five weeks ago, I had surgery. Yes, I had surgery during a pandemic. I was initially scheduled earlier in the year, then...

The Great Backpack Debate :: Why I Support In-Person Learning as...

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I didn’t want to write about this. I said I wouldn’t write about this. Too controversial. Too polarizing. Not my scene. I...

COVID-19 Has Changed the Way My Family Grocery Shops and Eats

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It truly is incredible how many aspects of life have drastically changed in the last five months. I have always considered myself a bit...

Postpartum in a Pandemic

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A week before the world shut down I welcomed my second son into the world. I'd heard about the Coronavirus and the outbreak in China,...

You Can Homeschool (Even If You Don’t Want To)

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It's easy to become overwhelmed and paralyzed by indecision, as the list of education possibilities grows, thanks to the Coronavirus. Full-time, face to face...

Vacation During a Pandemic?

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For the last several years, I have taken a week off work in July to help break up the summer and give the kids...

Back to School in SC :: One Mom’s Perspective

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  It’s the middle of July in the craziest unicorn-flying, killer wasp attacking, Lysol injecting, alien sighting, toilet paper hoarding, crazier than any sci-fi movie...

Being a Teacher Should Not Mean Endangering Your Life

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In the spring of 2017, I was a kindergarten teacher. It was my privilege to fill 27 precious five-year-old minds with new information and...

I Tested Positive :: When COVID-19 Hits Home

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We can all agree that 2020 is the most bizarre year yet. Personally, it has been a year of inconveniences. As someone who works in...

8 Ways Families are Enjoying Summer :: Social Distancing Style

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Summer has looked a lot different this year to say the least. With the constant changes in safety precautions taking place, finding ways to...

Richland Library Announces Read Freely Collections

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With a commitment of getting materials into the hands of children and families over the summer, Richland Library is launching a new resource, titled the...

Returning to the School Classroom :: A Teacher’s Perspective

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The following is an interview with a local fourth grade teacher in Columbia. She has been teaching for more than 16 years in elementary...

This Summer, It’s OK…

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Summer looks different this year. Most parents are still working remotely while their kids are at home instead of summer camp. Fewer people are...

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