Ending the School Year On a Positive Note

Insights from Educate, 18th Edition

Jennifer Osborne
Educate.

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You did it! The end of the school year is nigh.

The school year for my children started remotely and moved to brick-and-mortar in September. I understand how fortunate we were to get back into buildings sooner than most.

Many schools ended with a short stint of face-to-face teaching while some schools remained remote for the entire year.

It was a year of adjustments — to technology, to remote teaching styles, to connecting with students via a camera and microphone.

We come out of the year with new ideas about how to integrate blended learning into the day-to-day of our schools.

Our teachers are more equipped to utilize technology effectively. Our students have learned to engage with their peers both asynchronously and synchronously. Our administrators have adapted teacher evaluations and professional learning to remote environments and hopefully have learned the value of building trust through the observation and evaluation process.

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Jennifer Osborne
Educate.

Educational Leadership Policy Ph.D. Student ⎪Editor of Educate. medium.com/educate-pub