During a conversation with teachers in early childhood, middle school, and high school classrooms, a theme emerged regarding the difficulty some students are having with in-person learning. Students who had[...]

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After reading Erika's reflection, Leticia wrote a response as she imagined a high school freshman might experience the same day.  How are the students you know coping with schooling and[...]

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Teachers have shown remarkable endurance in the face of all the twists and turns created by the COVID pandemic.  Sometimes the exhaustion is overwhelming and a good cry is in[...]

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So many teachers have talked about how much they miss the in-person contact with students. Feelings of care and concern are so much more difficult to convery through on-line forums.[...]

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Let's end January with a look to the future. What are we learning as a result of the pandemic? What ideas do we need to carry forward to make our[...]

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The image connected with this post was created by nationally renown cartoonist and maze-maker Joe Wos. At our request, he created a maze to illustrate the difficulties of navigating the[...]

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Chaz Shipman is the band director in a school district in Butler/Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania. Like so many teachers we know, the pandemic promoted him to evaluate his career and thinking[...]

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In the spring of 2021, we invited educators and students to submit short reflection on the experience during the COVID pandemic. Over the next weeks, we will be posting responses[...]

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We are reposting the following reflection by Darrah Rhinehart, becuase she captures so nicely her struggle between the perfectionist she strives to be and the realistic limits imposed by uncontrollable[...]

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On March 13, 2020, English Teacher Leticia Harshman asked her high school students to write a "Dear Diary" entry on the one year Anniversary of their school's closing because of[...]

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    Art educator Wendy Milne created this sketch to express her experience of teaching during the first year of the COVID pandemic. Many hoped that by the Fall of[...]

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