What crazy times we are in!
Mandatory school closures for 2 weeks or more!
Are you scrambling to meet your school district’s demand for lesson plans for parents to do at home?
Are you trying to get ahead of the game by preparing learning experiences for your students that can easily be distributed when your school district calls school for 2 weeks or more?
Let’s step back and just be real for a minute...
Here’s how I see it...
Not every child has internet access at home
Every child may not have a parent that can stay home during this pandemic
Older siblings may be the caregivers during the day
Parents should not be expected to deliver lessons as a trained teacher
Parents have “bigger fish to fry” during this time (working, staying healthy, keeping their families healthy including grandma and grandpa)
Kids are sponges and will learn so much during a variety of interactions
Parents will make a schedule for their children based on their daily lifestyles.
It may not be what you would do but we cannot stand here and judge families based on how they are handling this situation of their children being at home all day for 2 or 3 or more weeks.
Yes, teachers have a job to do and must adapt to this new situation.
We need to provide parents with IDEAS