Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

Teachers — Expect to Do Your Job Multiple Times Next Year

  • Want in-person instruction? The teacher will be in the classroom to provide that — even during a pandemic.
  • Didn’t make it to school? You can attend online.
  • Missed the class? Ask for a recording of the class or ask the teacher to re-teach the content to you at another time.
  • Dislike having to find the information you missed by looking online? Ask the teacher to go over it all with you individually outside of class.
  • Got a bit behind? Many secondary schools now allow students to turn in all the work they missed up until the last day of that grading period. Some schools, teachers, and professors even allow students to turn in late work until the end of the term. (Because what teacher doesn’t like spending the whole last weekend of the term grading poorly-done make-up assignments?) And if that means asking teachers to provide an individual review of everything the student had previously not gotten around to doing — multiple times for multiple students at multiple times over the course of weeks — that’s just what a teacher who cares about their students should be willing to do, right?
Friend: I heard you’re doing hybrid teaching. How is that going? Teacher: Image of Daenerys Targaryen emerging from fire with a baby dragon on her shoulder.
Source: Bored Teachers. Image Credit: Game of Thrones, HBO.

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Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall

Suzie Null is a former middle and high school teacher and current professor of Teacher Education. Follow her on Twitter at WritingontheWall @NullSet16