I feel like the joy of teaching is regularly sucked out of me, especially during the second semester. What can I do to help myself stay positive and focused?
School has long been rife with power structures. Recently we’ve come to discover that learning is done best when power is placed with the individual. Putting a belief in the individual – the teacher, the learner – ensures that ownership is felt in each role. But, unfortunately, structures and dynamics haven’t caught up with our knowledge yet.
Over the course of the pandemic, it seems like every organization has pivoted to offering virtual conferences, events, and webinars. We’ve all been to them – some of which we suffered through, others which energized us – and I’m guessing we’ve all got a ton ahead of us.
Help … It’s starting to feel like March 2020 again. My school system just went back virtual learning temporarily. I could use some advice on how to deal with teaching virtually again!