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Teach From Home on a Budget

Originally published by Staples Worklife – August 31, 2020 In a perfect world, the transition to remote teaching would also mean new equipment for educators — multiple monitors for easier computer use, a standing desk for better ergonomics, a laptop stand for optimal camera position to lead virtual classes. But with razor-thin budgets and financial […]

3 ways to build online class culture

Originally published by Education Dive – August 19, 2020 Andrea Teske teaches English and creative writing at Insight School of Washington. In 2015, she was selected Teacher of the Year at her school by the administration, staff and students. Even if school moves online in the fall, teachers and students don’t have to lose their connections […]

Give kids skills employers want, starting early

Originally published in The Press Times – July 31, 2020 With much of the focus turning to how to safely reopen the economy and getting people back to work, there is still uncertainty about what the economy will look like after the pandemic. In many industries it’s likely jobs that were once in abundance will […]

Online a solid option for Sequim students

Originally published by Sequim Gazette – July 29, 2020 This has been a difficult year for education. Many students, parents, and teachers, will let you know that the transition to online school during the pandemic wasn’t easy. As the fall quickly approaches, some are wondering if education will ever be the same again. I want […]

Leter: Consider online learning

Originally published by the Antelope Valley Press – June 27, 2020 One question I’m hearing as brick-and-mortar schools consider whether to open their doors this fall is, “how will students develop important beginning of the school year relationships if online learning continues?” While you may not think of socialization when you hear the words “virtual […]

Thousands Looking Into Online Schooling Option

Originally aired on WSLS-TV – June 11, 2020 Parents are trying to plan for the fall not knowing what school will look like for students. Thousands of families are looking into new options that don’t involve local school systems and are online. Serenity Mullins loves to do her school work outside with the family cat. […]

Parents Are Getting More Involved in Remote Learning. Is That a Good Thing?

Originally published by EdSurge – June 2, 2020 Parenting is a tough job in the best of circumstances. And if you’re anything like me, it’s been even harder in the age of COVID-19. The shift to remote learning has been a big adjustment for my kids. And, to be honest, it’s been challenging for their […]

Letter: Online teaching tips

Originally published in Traverse City Record-Eagle – June 2, 2020 For so many of us, this school year is different than any other. Due to COVID-19, teachers who are accustomed to brick-and-mortar classrooms were suddenly thrust into an online teaching environment. As an online teacher at Highpoint Virtual Academy of Michigan, I want to share […]