Day: October 22, 2020

Looking for a Much Needed Rest

Many of the collective voices are sending the same message: unsustainable, unmanageable, unworkable.
While one day a month of extra plan time for teachers in the district is a blessing, it is little more than a bandaid on a gaping wound.
Too little, too late.
What teachers need is a clear vision of where they are heading and what the spring expectations will bring. They need consideration to be given to everything they are being asked to juggle. They need someone, anyone, to have the courage to start removing requirements for assessing content they have not been able to fully cover, for teaching enrichment when we cannot fully reach our struggling learners, and for preparing for state assessments that are weighing on every educator who is in the classroom. They need a light at the end of this very dark tunnel.
You would have to be living under a rock to not know teachers today are facing unprecedented challenges. And while they are not the only people who have had to com