Tuesday, March 15, 2022

(15/31) Ugh. Sigh. Now what?

15 of 31 - SOLSC 2022

Having the ability to teach a hybrid class is a great way to keep students in the routine of learning when they can't be in the classroom on a given day. Parents walking through a room and observing a few seconds of a lesson and writing a letter based on those few seconds can be challenging.

I was asked to weigh in and I have so many questions and no concerns from the snapshot of what is known.

The glimpse shows an engaged student with developmentally appropriate material. Isn't that what we want?

So many questions! What all did they observe? What other snap shots have they noticed across the numerous days of virtual school? For this episode, what preceded and followed the moment observed? What did the child say when asked about what they were learning? What did the teacher say when asked about this lesson? Why didn't you email the teacher with your concern?

And then I land on wondering what we can do better. I know parents want what is best for their child. That's what we want, too. I know parents are trying to understand their child as a learner and our philosophy and curriculum are different than when the parent was in school. How do we get information to parents, in a format that they will take the time to take in, and therefore reduce frustration all the way around?


  1. Like Sherri and Lainie commented on my post, relationships play such a huge part in everything school. But then, we know, there are times when even the best of relationships do not yield the desired results. Tough questions you've asked there.

  2. Questions are really a useful entry point. I also have more to add related to the parent expectations of the school and how these were apparently not met, family's history with school, typical communication patterns? And on and on.
    Wishing you all the best as you do your best to serve students, colleagues and families.