Covid-19 fast tracks online teaching skills? Hmmm…yes, but “not quite yet”

This period has been a very frustrating one because so much of what I usually do has been crowded out by the urgent and pressing needs of the moment. Having to home school my kids from Monday to Friday while trying to teach online classes that, just a few weeks ago I had fully expected … Continue reading Covid-19 fast tracks online teaching skills? Hmmm…yes, but “not quite yet”

The Big Sick vs The Tiny Sick – which is better for teachers?

Where I now teach, the semester usually kicks off with three weeks of classes followed by what they call a "Flex" week where no classes happen so students can attend camps, study trips and other co-curricular activities, and teachers like me can take a break before classes resume. I'm in that Flex week now and … Continue reading The Big Sick vs The Tiny Sick – which is better for teachers?

“Simply” Tuesday now feels like “Surrender” Thursday!

Yes it's true! Since becoming a full-time stay home dad some four months ago, I've started to notice that by the time Thursday comes around, I just wanna bail out! I find myself unable to be around my kids without flying into a rage. Well, okay maybe that's a tad bit exaggerated, but yes it's … Continue reading “Simply” Tuesday now feels like “Surrender” Thursday!