The school year is wrapping up in most states. There’s no particular consensus on if, when, and how to open up schools for the next academic year. Here’s what the principal of my son’s K- 5 school said: -in NYC, … Continue reading Home and Distance Learning: The Summer and Beyond
So, did you hear that The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is going to “reimagine education?” This is not good news. According to my favorite education blogger Diane Ravitch : The pandemic is turning into a grand opportunity for … Continue reading Home and distance learning: Week 7
Welcome to the weekly home and distance learning thread. Here’s a place to vent, ask for and share advice and talk about education in the time of Covid-19. Optional Discussion topic : losing steam I’ve definitely lost steam, and I … Continue reading Home and Distance Learning: Week 6…I think
Hello everyone! This thread is for parents and educators and education – adjacent discussions during this pandemic. I’ll try to post on Monday. ( I am a day late this week.) Here is where we can discuss what’s working, what’s … Continue reading Home and Distance Learning: Week 4
Hi all – I thought it would be useful to make a weekly thread dedicated to this topic for parents and educators, I’ll try to do it every Monday. How’s it going? Successes? Challenges? Bullshit jargon? Optional topic; special educators … Continue reading Home and Distance Learning: Week 3
Hi teachers and parents! Now that many of us are about 2 weeks into radically altering education….how’s it going? Challenges? Successes? Hints? Complaints? Continue reading Home and Distance Learning – how’s it going so far?
Hello, welcome to a special joint edition of the occasional parent and teacher thread! With so many schools closed, districts and teachers are challenged to throw together online curriculum, parents will have to do homeschooling. It will be like building … Continue reading Parental Guidance / Dark Sarcasm in The Classroom: Home and Distance Learning
Hello, and welcome to the occasional education thread! Any educational discussion is welcome in the comments! Today, I’ve decided to give a primer on what all is with education in the US the last 20 years or so with the … Continue reading Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom – How We Got Here
Yesterday Kamala Harris proposed a bill that would mandate that schools stay open from at least 8 am to 6 pm in order to more closely align with the average parent’s work schedule. Supposedly educators would not been required to … Continue reading Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom: Family Friendly Schools Act
Hello and welcome to the occasional Parental Guidance thread, where parents and parental adjacent caregivers can talk about How To Bring Kid Up Good And Stuff. There will usually be a topic for prompting, but any parental stuff is welcome … Continue reading Parental Guidance: Back to School
I hope I’m not stepping on TheDivineMsRim’s toes by posting this, but it is back to school time and it has been nearly a year since we have done one of these. It’s ironic that I am the one who … Continue reading Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom: Back to School 2019
Welcome to the first “Parent / Teacher Conference,” I guess. I’m posting a Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom / Parental Guidance thread to discuss teaching kids about touching and consent. OBVIOUSLY, the Kavanaugh hearing is the inspiration for this. How … Continue reading Parental Guidance / Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom: Teaching Touching and Consent
Welcome to the Occasional Avocado Education discussion. Since is probably the biggest issue in education today, let’s talk a little about it. The governing board of the NAEP Assessments – what is commonly referred to as “the Nations Report Card” … Continue reading Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom: Let’s Talk About Testing
It’s September 1st, so seems like a good time for another edition of the Avocado’s occasional education discussion. About 5 years ago, the LA Unified School District spent about a billion-with-a-b dollars on ipads for about a 650,000 students. The … Continue reading Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom: Technology in the Classroom
Are you a teacher or student experiencing existential dread? A parent upset about having to provide pencils and tissues for a student that MAY SHARE THEM with the rest of the class? A cabinet level education official worried about another … Continue reading Dark Sarcasm in The Classroom: Back to School Edition – Open to Everyone
Welcome to the very occasional Avocado education discussion* It’s back to school time in the US. Teachers from preschool on up to grad school are steeling themselves for another year of walking a fine line between good pedagogy, shit budgets, … Continue reading Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom: Back to school edition!
Hello educators and education – adjacent workers! It’s time for another round of the very occasional Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom thread where we get to complain and bitch and brag and stuff! If you are not an educator, or … Continue reading Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom: The Occasional Education Thread. Topic: Parents!
I decided to revive this occasional education education thread. I imagine I’ll do this once a month, but anyone who wants can put up a discussion, can and should- just tag it as “Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom” and “education.” So … Continue reading Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom: the occasional education thread: What It’s Really Like