Yesterday was the last day of the year at “my school.” It’s been seven years since I retired from that school, which is also the school my children attended. It will always be my school, though. Every time I head north out of my subdivision, I pass the building. I look to see how many … Continue reading Ramblings of a Retired Teacher
“Gray day. Everything is gray. I watch. But nothing moves today.” Dr. Seuss Since I first decided to be a teacher, my life has been one in which I continually asked myself what I was “supposed to” be doing. I always felt I should be helping others in some way. I wanted to be a … Continue reading Who Am I? What Am I Supposed to Do?
School will be starting soon, in some form. I am glad that I do not need to face the decisions that are currently being made by parents, students, and educators. As a retired educator, however, I find myself reading and listening to many sources about just what a teacher or parent can do to make … Continue reading School and COVID-19
Video conferencing is not like meeting in person, is it? Since March, I use conferencing apps for four regularly scheduled appointments. Early on during the pandemic, I did family meetings, played chess with my son, and engaged in a few other virtual social events. Now, it’s pretty much just four. My WW (formerly Weight Watchers) … Continue reading Seating Charts for Video Conferences Please
What was the coursework like in the early 1970’s for young people studying to become special education teachers? This was around the time that Mimi began searching for answers about George. It was during this time period that I studied to become a special education teacher. Mimi and I never met back then. George never … Continue reading Special Ed Teacher – 1973
School districts around the world are shuttering their doors for two or three weeks, vacations are discouraged, and social distancing is the new norm. Some parents are worried about what to do with their kids. On this website, you can find helpful links to learning activities to do with your kids if school is closed. … Continue reading Schools Closed. Now What?