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It's a Hard Time to Be a Student
It's a fact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on students over the last 18 months.  

Impacts on students

In the Words of Ross Gellar: PIVOT!

PIVOT – the word for the 2020-2021 school year. There are also words and phrases like learning loss, zoombombing, unstable connection, and asynchronous. 

A Whole New World of Teaching

By: Kay Walling, guest writer High school ELA, Texas

Parents and the Pandemic, Part 2


Teaching in the Pandemic, Part 2

As if we didn't already appreciate teachers before COVID-19 threw a giant wrench into what we knew as normal, everything they've done over the past 14 months has significantly deepened our gratitude. We love how they have faced new challenges with redoubled determination and dedication, and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts! Since we are celebrating teachers this month, we thought it was appropriate that we posted our second round of interviews with teachers about what school has been like during the pandemic. 

Students and the Pandemic

We’ve learned how teachers have grown even more flexible with virtual school and that parents have pulled out most of their hair trying to keep their kids on task in Zoom lessons. Our general appreciation for teachers has deepened significantly. But what have students been doing over the last year? Struggling. Making it. Missing teachers and friends. Growing.  

Parents and the Pandemic, Part 1

There isn’t a group of people who have not been affected in one way or another by the global pandemic of 2020. Last month, we introduced a few teacher friends who have been trudging through the challenges of virtual school and gave you an idea of how some teachers are faring. This month, we are looking into what it’s like to be a parent of children who have at least started the 2020-21 school year online. 

Teaching in the Pandemic, Part 1

Back in the spring of 2020, the country was singing the praises of teachers because the magnitude of their position in society was realized when schools were shut down and the responsibility of teaching was left to parents. Social media was ablaze with teacher appreciation. There was a feeling of gratitude in the air, but that swell of recognition soon fell quiet as the year went on and the promise of returning to in-person learning became increasingly unlikely for most of America. 

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This pandemic has had a serious impact on all of us, some more than others. Many people have been laid off and looking for another job for months. High school seniors had to miss their proms and have had “drive-thru” graduations. A lot of people are very grateful to have kept their jobs, but many have been forced to create a space at home from which they can work. No matter the situation, living in a primarily virtual world means that written communication is now a high priority, and most people could use a little help with that.

September like You've Never Seen It