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May 14, 2020

Early end

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:04 am

This was an interesting tidbit from Tuesday night’s AUSD meeting:

I think this would be a great idea.  Per #1 daughter and #2 son distance learning has been sort of a mixed bag depending on the class and the teacher.  I think the district has done a — to borrow a term from Tony Daysog — yeoman’s effort on getting out something for students during these challenging time and with very little notice.  I think the time left would be better spent performing postmortems on what worked, what didn’t work and how to improve on remote learning for the next school year.

I mean, I guess I’m assuming that there will be more of the same next school year or perhaps even staggered classes but that there would be remote learning in some form.

More:

I mean, I guess I don’t know why AEA would vote against the early end to distance learning. There are lots of stories about teacher burnout and always being “on” because they’re online all the time.  The extra time away from being “on” maybe can help refocus all of AUSD on what we should be doing moving forward.

6 Comments »

  1. I was thinking about this when I woke up.Virtual learning for elementary could be modular, like it is in some middle schools. Benefits would be that even young students could benefit from multiple teachers (who wants to see the same face all day) and teachers could do a block and focus on what they do best. Team teaching.

    Comment by Djs — May 14, 2020 @ 6:50 am

  2. Time for schools to open in the Fall, as not only student learning but student mental health are at stake. Unfortunately, after the Great Recession, California districts laid off 34% of counselors and school psychologists.

    “More than half the students who responded to the survey said they’re in need of mental health support since the school closures began in mid-March. That includes 22% who said they were receiving some kind of support before the closures but now have limited or no access to those services and an additional 32% who said their mental health needs have arisen since schools closed.”

    And as for online work, here is one of the comments to the ACLU survey:

    “Online work seems pointless. Everything is ‘busy work.’ I’m not learning anything. My senior year has been taken away from me and I have no motivation to finish it.”

    https://edsource.org/2020/student-anxiety-depression-increasing-during-school-closures-survey-finds/631224

    Comment by Nowyouknow — May 14, 2020 @ 7:21 am

    • No… no its not. If the virus is still out and about, as it surely will be in the fall, then the absolute dumbest thing anyone could ever consider is filling classrooms with a bunch of very excitable yelling and hence germ-spewing children, whom if any of them have the virus- being young and hence likely to show no symptoms- will cause new clusters of the virus to pop up instantly. I suggest people like you take a gander at where most of the current outbreaks are occurring: Prisons, Parties, Meat packing plants ad more or less other examples of people put into confined spaces in close proximity.

      And like I said- why do you Trump supporters keep posting here? Everything you post is easily excused and proven as baloney. And I hope to god you guys aren’t a bunch of old farts too given that you’re at the most risk of this thing and hence your support of a man who puts the economy over your health and hence puts you at harm is all the more tragic.

      Comment by john doe — May 14, 2020 @ 9:44 am

      • JD – This has served as a pretty good place for things to be proven as baloney, or not.

        Comment by MP — May 14, 2020 @ 11:13 am

  3. john doe, I agree, most everything “nonothin” posts on this site is unproven or comes direct from the trump bullshit propaganda machine. maybe he and jack, whoever else loves trump so much could start a site of thier own, maybe move to a place where people would believe the B.S. “nonothin” tries to post here.

    Comment by trumpisnotmypresident — May 14, 2020 @ 3:42 pm

  4. This McConnell guy. He just retracted his claim that Obama handed over no pandemic plan to Trump https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/14/mcconnell-obama-playbook-pandemic-259969

    Even if the claim had been true – which it is not – it would hardly have mattered given that Trump was too independently brilliant and genius to need to waste time participating in inconsequential things like the presidential transition

    Comment by MP — May 15, 2020 @ 12:48 pm


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