I mentioned to someone in an email that if you’re overwhelmed, why don’t you just review material you’ve already gone over, even six months ago? They said, “We can do that!?!?” I said, “Yes, you can.” Remember the teacher has flexibility and authority over what lesson and standard to teach. Period. So, if you want to review lessons you went over in September, review away!
And…just how are the kids supposed to learn new grade level content when they first have to learn how to use Teams and all of the directions on how to use Teams is…on Teams? And Teams was developed in late 2017, and I know you feel like an expert with Teams just like I do.
Said another way… So, how are the students supposed to learn a new app when all of the information being used to explain the new app is on the app?
In fact, if the district moves to review as we’ve encouraged them to do, that eliminates a good deal of SPED regulations because you’re not teaching new material. You’re reviewing lessons that SPED students have already received accommodations on.
By the way, #protip…We don’t have to use Teams. It’s your choice on how the lesson is delivered. Powerpoint, packets, workbooks, email, Teams, recorded video lessons, live video lessons (discouraged and I’ve explained why). Maybe you’ll also email the lessons to students and parents like I will. Or, you’ll just send work via email. Educators’ Choice! That’s how college online courses operate.
Tweet one of your simple teaching methods to #MEATEAM. Best idea each workday receives a Starbucks gift card. Don’t tweet? No soup caffeine for you!
Today, is our second first day of school, and I know the anxiety for some of you is incredible. Stay strong, my Brothers and Sisters. MEAStrong.
And now, on with the funnies…personally, I think the first is the funniest, but that’s just me.