I'm back -- I hope
I've just started to read "Show Your Work" by Austin Kleon, and I get the funny feeling that I need to get back into blogging, so here it is.
I've been a remote-learning teacher for longer than an in-person teacher at my current school. Which means, I have been looking at my students on a monitor for nearly a year. And how do I feel about it? Okay, actually. Somethings are better and some things are a lot worse.
In some ways, remote-learning has propelled us forward with regards to technology and teaching that would have taken us 10+ years without the pandemic and the need for remote-learning. For example, I recently attended an online talent show that was amazing. Each student had to participate (which is not like a regular on-stage talent show) and they were limited to 1 minute. I REALLY enjoyed seeing all the talents of my students. Everything for shooting 3-pointers to making the best PB&J sandwich (that they fried).
I'll add more stories, both good and bad in the days ahead.
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Middle school tech teacher at the American School of Abu Dhabi. All views are my own. ISTE author - Reward Learning with Badges.