Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “It takes a good home and a good school to prepare young people for citizenship in a democracy.” In these past few months, more than any other time in history, families have worked with schools in teaching and learning. We have been living through a time where many questions go unanswered and the questions seem endless.
Over the last 2 years, I have posted many resources for parents, teachers, and student teacher to support student learning. However, for the past few months, I have taken a hiatus from blogging because I have been at a loss for answers on the best way to proceed in this education crisis. I have been watching and listening to parents and teachers as they have tried to meet kids needs in our new remote learning world. Is it the best way of learning? No. Is it what we have right now? Yes.
Over the last few months, I have watched my blog readership grow, and I believe it is a result of many more parents and teachers searching for resources for kids. Although I have not posted I have been continuously writing on education topics and I am starting to post again. Upcoming posts will focus on topics and areas that are most relevant to my family and student teacher needs. No philosophical opinions (maybe, a few) but mostly basic resources.
As we begin the new school, we seem to be once again in a state of “suspended animation” with many local schools starting the yearly virtually. Childcare, working at home, relocation, and homeschooling are all family discussion decisions. So many changes with so many possibilities that are stress factors for parents and kids. Bottom line folks is that we will make decisions on the information we have and do the best we can. Flexibility and optimism will be key in getting through the beginning of the school year. So, here’s to a new school year of Parent, Teacher and Student Power!