Is this month just March 2020 part 11? It sure feels like it sometimes! We’ve reached the halfway point at school and are nearly at the year mark of distance learning. I’ve spent the past month thinking about how I could breathe new life into virtual teaching and explore some old interests of mine to prevent burnout.
February may be the month of love, but I think this year we all need to take the time to practice SELF-LOVE. What does that look like? For me, it’s about reading new books, getting creative in my bullet journal, and revamping my nighttime routine. What non-school-related things are you doing this month?
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THE TWO-IN-ONE TEACHER
Hybrid teaching requires you to be two teachers at once: one for your in-person students and one for your Zoom students. After three days of hybrid teaching, I’ve learned a few tricks and am still looking for advice with this balancing act.
HYBRID TEACHING: DAY 1
When quarantine started over a year ago, I naïvely thought we’d be teaching remotely for two weeks. Little did I know distance learning would continue over a year and that we’d have an intermediate stage to distance vs. in-person teaching: the “hybrid” teaching scenario. Today was day one back at school for me. It was…
ECONOMY OF LANGUAGE
“Economy of language” is a term I learned in grad school and I wish they taught it to all working adults, especially those who end up sending a lot of emails. A counter-example of economy of language is precisely what I’m doing now. A good example of economy of language: Economy of language is saying…
You may have noticed 2021 has featured a few new topics on the blog: specifically, some high-level physics! Since falling in love with physics in the tenth grade (perhaps this is my obligatory February love story), I’ve been obsessed with the subject. I majored in physics in college and am so glad I continue to teach it now. I’ve missed exploring the cutting-edge topics in physics, so I’ve been attending some virtual physics seminars (more Zoom!? Why!?) and writing blog posts about them. Curious? Check out my latest posts!
I have a secret to share: I’m in the process of finalizing my latest book! If you liked my Teacher Planning Workbook, you’re going to LOVE this. My soon-to-be book, How to Survive Your First Year Teaching: Stories and Tips from a Teach for America Alumna, is in the editing phase. If February break is productive, you might be able to get your hands on a copy before the end of the school year!