Each day we spend with kids is an opportunity to teach a piece of ourselves.
October posts certainly seem trivial while we all live through a pandemic. It seems that I hear daily from friends, family members and readers of the many struggles they are facing in this health crisis. I am inspired by their resilience “to make it work”.
Today’s health crisis has certainly put so many things in perspective! Family, health and friends have become our priorities with deadlines existing but flexible. Over the past few months, I’ve seen my own grandchildren go from kids that go to school everyday to kids that are either being homeschooled or learning virtually. The student teachers that I work with are not only learning how to be effective teachers in the classroom, they are also learning how to teach remotely. They are learning the importance of their chosen career, ongoing learning and adaptability. However, I wish they did not have to learn all those objectives in a single semester.
In many areas, my home state of New York included, parents continue to take the helm to be their child’s teachers and keep kids learning. Learning is happening but in a way that we never thought would be happening and in March we thought it would be temporary. Yes, it may not be the same as in school, but learning is happening. As parents continue their teaching challenge, I’m hoping that my posts can be helpful.
So, as we move into the month of November, I hope our day-to-day teaching becomes more manageable and we continue to find learning opportunities all around us.
Learning occurs in day to day activities. So, look for and create learning opportunities throughout your day. Stay safe and be well.
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My Favorite October Posts
I choose my favorites each month for different reasons. Sometimes it’s timeliness, a hot education topic, student teacher needs or as a family and friends resource. Sometimes, it’s just, BECAUSE. Enjoy!
- ThreeRingsConnections.org April Posts
- ThreeRingsConnections.org Newsletter: March Posts
- ThreeRingsConnections.org Newsletter: February Posts
- ThreeRingsConnections.org September Posts
- ThreeRingsConnections’ Newsletter: October 2019
- ThreeRingsConnections’ Newsletter: September 2019
- ThreeRingsConnections’ Newsletter: August 2019
- ThreeRingsConnections’ Newsletter: July 2019
- ThreeRingsConnections’ Newsletter: June 2019
- ThreeRingsConnections’ Newsletter: May 2019
- ThreeRingsConnections’ Newsletter: April 2019
- ThreeRingsConnections’ Blog Content March 2019
- ThreeRingsConnections’ Blog Content February 2019
- ThreeRingsConnections’ Blog Content January 2019
- High Leverage Practices (HLPs) for All Kids
- US State Capitals Trivia
- Six Strategies to Raise Student Comprehension