Teacher Talk

Valuable Lessons from Atari on How to Level-Up on Education Post-COVID-19

By: Brian Miller | Jun 11, 2020

Atari joystick and games
“If I was going to school right now to be a teacher,” a colleague said during the COVID-19 lockdown, “I’d be thinking about doing something else.” “Why?” I asked. “Because this isn’t teaching,” he said with no trace of a smile or humor anywhere on his face, “This is hell.” I’d never heard ...
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Bedside Manners and Battle Cries: Ways to End the Year Strong and Create Stories Worth Remembering

By: Brian Miller | May 13, 2020

Ways to make it happen
“Every organization in the world is either going to emerge from this stronger as an organization, or weaker because of what they didn’t do.”  - Patrick Lencioni    I’m not sure how you feel, but since local control has been handed over to communities and schools, a sort of clarity has emerged ...
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3 + 3 = COVID19: Solutions for Remote Learning Under Stay-at-Home Orders

By: Jon Konen | Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19 closing campuses
We need to look ahead to August….NOW! Though many of us are optimistic that students and staff will be back in the building in the fall, I worry we are not being proactive enough with our students and staff.  We know what the virus can do and how it can devastate ...
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How The CARES Act Will Impact K-12 Education During and After The Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Teacher.org Staff | Apr 20, 2020

Teaching school online
While school teachers and administrators have been scrambling to adjust to widespread classroom shutdowns and a shift to online teaching during the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, they haven’t had a lot of time to think about the big picture or long-term impact on schools. Right now, it seems hard enough to ...
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COVID-19 REALITY: 5 Reasons Why Teachers are Working Harder Now than They Ever Have

By: Jon Konen | Apr 13, 2020

I was absolutely appalled that there are meme’s and conversations posted about teachers not working right now. Yes, governors across the nation have issued school closures, but we are far from closed educationally! Where does this stigma come from against educators? I feel like no matter what we do, we are ...
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5 Steps to Making Sure School Remains a Priority During COVID-19 Closures… Even If Your Kids Seem to Think It’s Just More Spring Break

By: Brian Miller | Apr 8, 2020

Like many of you, I’m an educator. Like some others of you, I’m also a parent. Like all of you, I’m adjusting to this sudden change in how education gets done. Our school days look and feel very different than they did just a few weeks ago, and while some ...
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Be Visionary: 6 Ways the Corona Virus Outbreak Offers the Perfect Opportunity to Bring Real Change to Education

By: Jon Konen | Apr 2, 2020

This year a triple murder occurred in my community and adjacent to my school which caused a closure… we then had a district wide closure for a bomb threat… and now a closure for the Corona Virus. To say my school has been hit hard by school closures this year is ...
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Homeschooling During the COVID-19 Lockdown? … 5 Clever Spots to Hide Your Kids’ Phones Till the Homework Gets Done

By: Scott Wilson | Mar 27, 2020

You may not have realized what a curse mobile devices are for the average teacher, but you’re about to find out! With COVID-19 running rampant and schools shutting down around the world, more and more parents are being enlisted to the role of home schoolteachers. And that means trying to stick ...
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With All the Uncertainty Surrounding the COVID-19 Outbreak, Maybe What We Really Need to Be Thinking About Is How Normal Life Still Is

By: Brian Miller | Mar 25, 2020

Photo by @storyanthology The picture above is from the first week of our school going completely online. I just arrived home to a house that has, in many ways, been minimally impacted by COVID-19. Kids still need to eat and play and laugh, mouths still need to be fed, clothes washed and ...
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