Often, and I am guilty of doing this as well, we educators and parents tell our students and children, “Wait until you get out in the real world.” As with many things, out of the blue, when I heard someone say this today about students, it rubbed me the wrong way. It was said in… Continue reading …in the “Real World”
Only the current man in the Oval Office, who had been scheduled to deliver the commencement speech at West Point, would say he is going to do something without first checking to see if it is safe or feasible to do at this time. Because he is getting hammered over this daily propaganda broadcasts, and… Continue reading All Because of an Over Inflated Ego, which Must Be Fed Constantly
First a shout out to all of my fellow educators! I may not be in a school setting anymore, since I work for a state education department, but my heart has been with you during this most unusual time. Keep doing your best, as I know all of you are doing, and know your efforts… Continue reading What Will School Look Like in the Fall?
The man in the Oval Office wants the country to reopen. The lead medical expert in the nation, Dr. Fauci, says the virus and data will drive the timeline to do so. The man in the Oval Office doesn’t care too much for what the lead medical expert says because it doesn’t align with his… Continue reading What Does Safe Look Like?
Everyday we hear of governors going on TV and stating all the things the Federal government isn’t doing. Many also let us know, because there is no national leadership, they are each bidding against one another for needed supplies to treat COVID-19. There is a National Governors Association to which I believe all governors belong… Continue reading Nationally, We are Leaderless. Why Aren’t Governors Uniting?
Today the movie Resilience was streaming free if one had reserved a ticket to do so in advance. Many of my coworkers had spoken highly of the short documentary. It is about Adverse Childhood Experiences and resilience in the face of adversity. The documentary was good, but in a bad way. I say good because… Continue reading ACEs and Resilience
Hurricane Katrina, HIV/AIDS, Hurricane Sandy, Haitian earthquake, 9/11, Sandy Hook, and so many other tragedies, have had religious leaders calling them God’s wrath for a multitude of sins by certain citizens of the countries affected. Now add Coronavirus COVID-19 to this list of tragedies as an act of God’s wrath. With Coronavirus now on the… Continue reading Is Coronavirus God’s Punishment?
I’m not writing this to boast or float my own boat. I’m writing today to provide ways one can help during this trying time, especially if you are still working because you can work from home. Today I volunteered for Gleaners Community Food Bank. Work is allowing us to volunteer at community agencies during our… Continue reading How Are You Helping Others During the Pandemic?
This evening, while texting with a friend, I told him I usually don’t get too worried about the flu and such, but the Coronavirus has me worried. I am afraid of this virus and I’m not sure why. I’ve been trying to figure out what is different about the Coronavirus than Ebola, Swine Flu or… Continue reading For the First Time, I’m Afraid of a Virus
Sunday night, our school district, Avon Community School Corporation, informed us an elementary school student had been confirmed to have the Coronavirus. The district would be closed Monday as an e-learning day. The elementary school would be closed until after Spring Break in April. This afternoon, the district held a press conference in collaboration with… Continue reading Coronavirus Hits Close to Home