Thoughts from Home

My wife had our second daughter last week. I’ve been fortunate to be able to stay home with them this week and help out with the newborn and our two year old.


In the in-between times, usually late at night, I’d think about school stuff. In no particular order:


  • I don’t do a good job recognizing culture in my classroom.
  • I also don’t do a good job of having performance evaluations for students. Work is limited to the scope I set.
  • At the same time, I don’t have a good way to have students access outside content. Many have devices, but many don’t.
  • We’re moving into chemistry soon and finding those connections are difficult.
  • I don’t want to give multiple choice tests anymore, but I have to stick with the other teachers in the department with the same course. So, how do I evaluate differently but maintain parity?
  • When issues with ed tech are brought up, people take it really, really personally (I’m included there).
  • Sometimes those personal feelings get in the way of good decisions (yep. Still including myself).


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