A teacher shares a message for parents struggling during coronavirus.

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I heard myself say, “This is ridiculous.  Of course he’s struggling to stay on top of his work. The school needs to sort this out.”  I had worked up a head of angry steam for my fellow teachers, but now I was annoyed on behalf of parents.  

I was trying so hard to help my kids “keep up” without a clear sense of what that looked like, how to do it, or if it was even necessary.  Would Term 1 count? Would exams go ahead? Was it better to catch up on missed work or let it go and vow to do better thereafter? 

My parent self was feeling as wretched as my teacher self.  And my two selves kind of hated each other.

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