Look, I’m not Pollyanna. I may have started with the positive, but I can be real too.
How has (mandated) remote learning (for all) been a difficult experience?
- All day on screens. My eyes!
- No walking . . . minimal walking.
- Too. Many. Platforms.
- Still loading.
I have tutored online previously–short segments with adult learners. It was a choice.
I have used online platforms as a center option, as a reward, as a form of enrichment, as a tool for remediation. Again, though, short segments of time and it was a choice.
This is different.
And what’s even more humbling? My scope of understanding is actually limited; I’m not teaching a classroom of kids, full-time. But I’m exhausted!
So, to all the school staff and families out there navigating forums, bandwidth, and distance: I see you. I know it’s hard . . . harder than I can even understand . . .