Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Fear and Loathing in Remote Learning - LA Progressive

Fear and Loathing in Remote Learning - LA Progressive

Fear and Loathing in Remote Learning

 I understand. I have four kids of my own. 12, 9, 5, and 4. Three of my littles are in remote learning. One is a middle schooler. So, yes, I understand what you’re going through completely. Remote learning has started, it isn’t working, it won’t work, and it’s awful. But it’s not going anywhere. So, let’s find some silver linings, and quickly, because the whine won’t work… long-term.
Since this is all based on the tight grip of Covid, let’s lean in to it. Unlike like this devastating, now beyond boring and annoying virus, our fear and loathing in remote learning has somewhat of a cure. It’s not as effective as hydroxychloroquine – stop it – but it’s an answer to at least some of our questions. Really, I just want to help calm your nerves. You’re waiting in line at Kaiser, and your prescription is ready. These are the knowledge ingredients for the “Remote Learning Chill Pill” to find some success (and sanity) this year for your at-home children:

It’s not your daddy’s schooling.

Or yours either. Give yourself this break. I said the same thing when schools rolled out Common Core. Okay, you multiplied by stacking two numbers, and your kid’s multiplication looks like a tic-tac-toe board. No matter how many Facebook posts you wrote about it, it didn’t go away. Your child completed the worksheets, turned in the assignments, and went from fourth to fifth grade not really understanding what they were doing… just like you didn’t understand – really understand – what multiplication is… and why we use it. CONTINUE READING: Fear and Loathing in Remote Learning - LA Progressive

Just because your child isn’t spending their school years exactly how you did doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. It’s just different. It’ll be okay.

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