2010 Grabber Blue Gt500
I am teaching from home, with my wife who teaches basically the same stuff I do, but a grade lower. So between trying to plan and implement work that wont get done and make it "exciting" per our admin and no "boring" work, I am about to stop teaching. Honestly, it is fascinating teaching this way. I don't know if my students are gaining much as it is really hard to help with out being there, but the planning hasn't changed, just altered as I cannot speak with them everyday.
We are out until at least May 1. Our school year ends before Memorial Day. So all testing has been scrapped, which blows my mind. I get it, but the results of this type of testing form HS on down dictates so much for students, it will be interesting to see the ramifications. I have no idea if we will even finish the year with let's say 20 days of in school teaching, especially after over a month off and summer so close. The idea of teaching normalcy with what is happening around the world is also very odd to me. I teach 12 year-olds, but we aren't to discuss the virus unless it is a reassuring bit of advice, no facts they could find on yahoo...so that is weird. Not sure why we are keeping them in the dark at this age and with the amount of access they have with the internet.
So with that said I we are fine, teaching, helping my 8 year old do his e-learning work.
The good side is that there are memes as well as social media posts saying we need to pay teachers like professional athletes as parents realize how annoying or worse their kids are and how "teaching" isn't as easy as they think it is.
It has lead me to find new ways to get the kids to think, which is cool and some new ideas are forming, but strangely enough, I miss quite a few of them. Ok maybe just one or two. I have a kid who has fallen in love with my Shelby and has spent a lot of time learning about who Shelby was. Kind of cool to see a kid get this excited about what we all love. Most want a Lambo or Tesla...they don't know.
So this boy tells me his neighbor has a Hellcat and that the neighbor heard my student talking about the Shelby. neighbor tells the kid his hellcat would blow my GT500 away. So the kid comes back to tell me that he started heckling the guy about his car might be fast in a straight line with his automatic, but can he actually make a turn around the corner in his car and finally that his car has no "soul." I guess they are learning...oh and i think I have most of them never wanting to own a prius, which is almost like ending a different type of natural disaster.
I want to adopt this kid!
The no "soul" is the best description I can ever use on the difference between a Kat and Shelby😀 Smart kid!