An open letter to all my teacher friends…Really, how are YOU?

Dear Fellow Teacher-Friend I'm just going to be honest.  I've been racking my brain with how to be a support to teachers during this time of change and uncertainty, but I think I've been listening to myself instead of reaching out to hear what you have to say. So that's what I'm trying to do right now.  Now that you're almost a month into teaching online with a variety of different expectations, living in small spaces with your family who are all needing different things at different times,...

Mastering Your Daily {HOME} Routine During the Coronavirus Crisis

I don't think I have to tell you these are crazy and unprecedented times right now. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, almost overnight we've gone from the familiarity of our classroom to the uncomfortability of our home/work spaces.   Most would agree that this is what the time calls, but that doesn't mean this isn't tough.  Some days this is really tough. Some of us may have dedicated offices while others are trying to juggle being a teacher, parent, and a partner all while respecting other people's space and sanity...

You’re Teaching from Home: Now What?

In the blink of an eye, we've all been thrust into this new, scary, chaotic, and potentially overwhelming situation of having to now be a teacher from home away from the comfort and familiarity of your classroom and your school.   Let's be honest, even the most technologically advanced, resilient among us is feeling a little unmoored by the rapidity of the situation. So the question you may be asking yourself is can you do this? Are you up for this? And I want to assure you with a...