Junior Kindergarten Online – Journal – Day 4

C's morning went well: woke up well-rested, enjoyed a couple of episodes of Paw Patrol, ate frozen fruit for breakfast, dressed himself, and then chose to make a new name card for attendance.  Today's card featured his drawing of his newest "Bumblebee" figure, and his name with all the letters in a row, in the … Continue reading Junior Kindergarten Online – Journal – Day 4

Junior Kindergarten Online – Journal – Day One

Today is Day One for me as a "personal teaching assistant" to my four-year-old grandson, C.  He's in Junior Kindergarten, and his class has been fully online for a week.  However, C wasn't able to participate without the assistance of both his parents.  And since they are working full time:  Mom as a synchronous secondary … Continue reading Junior Kindergarten Online – Journal – Day One

Preparing our New Teachers

It's mid-December, and I know that the Teacher Candidates who began our pre-service program imagined a very different reality than we know today. They were promised a program of teacher-preparation, with placements with Associate Teachers which would prepare them to enter classrooms upon graduation. Instead, they've had to pivot their university courses from face-to-face, to … Continue reading Preparing our New Teachers