Tracy Rosen

Learning (or should we call it connecting?) Online in Troubled Times

Yes. Especially at this tumultuous (yet, for some lucky people, incredibly boring) point in time, we need to be talking about connection when it comes to learning. (When I say connect, I mean primarily as in human connection but also as in infrastructure.) There have been a whole new slew of online meeting and learning Learning (or should we call it connecting?) Online in Troubled Times

Caring for each other and being safe. It’s ok to take a break from school learning.

In Quebec, teachers have been told not to teach while the schools are closed for this initial 2-week period (it is hard to believe it has been less than a week that the schools have been closed!): “Teachers, as per the Minister of Education’s statements today, will not be providing work to students over the Caring for each other and being safe. It’s ok to take a break from school learning.

Being liked.

I am back in the classroom. Writing that is akin to writing that I am back home. After a long hiatus that brought me through high school, adult ed, and teacher professional development I am back in an elementary school and it sure feels fine. I am reminded of old posts I wrote on this Being liked.

On unlearning or the summer slide.

I am listening to CBC while waiting for Jack to finish his smoothie and get out of his bath (multitasking). Listening specifically to an interview about the dangers of unlearning over the summer. (I can’t find a CBC reference but here is a CTV article that mentions the same person being interviewed: Is the Summer On unlearning or the summer slide.

High school: the more things change

This could be any gym in any high school at this time of year: prepared for final exams with tables in a row – inspiring the fear of cheating, whispering, failing. Over the past 30 years, we have witnessed and experienced such incredible change to how we access information and communicate with each other: In High school: the more things change