My point is this: you’re not a teacher. You’re a parent. And – in an unprecedented health pandemic – you’re being asked to buoy your child through learning experiences while maintaining your own workload all while living in lockdown conditions.
Parents – give yourself a break.
Teaching is a profession – and even when you’re trained in it, it’s a pretty demanding gig. And now, as a teacher myself, attempting to home school my own two cherubs and juggle my work commitments, I’m feeling more frustrated than I did teaching full time with a class of 25 kids. (And it becomes so much harder when you’re confined and they’re your offspring – there’s no staff room I can escape to and they just know all my buttons to push.)
All of that aside, there are a few things that can translate from the classroom to this home school/online learning situation that we find…