It’s time for another “Best” list!
I’ll be adding this list to I’m adding this post to ALL END-OF-YEAR “BEST” LISTS FOR 2021 IN ONE PLACE!
You might also be interested in SCHOOLS WENT REMOTE A YEAR AGO – HERE ARE MY CHOICES FOR THE BEST PIECES WRITTEN ABOUT SCHOOL REOPENING SINCE THEN, which I posted in March. So this list covers the time since then (to tell the truth, however, I only had enough energy to review articles and tweets that have appeared since July).
I also have many – and I mean many – specific “Best” lists related to schools and the pandemic, which you can see here.
Here are my choices from the past nine months:
— Neema Avashia (@AvashiaNeema) December 27, 2021
The Students Returned, but the Fallout From a Long Disruption Remained is from The NY Times.
Omicron and schools: What we know now is from Chalkbeat.
I wrote a series for The Washington Post, including:
- Teacher: What’s missing from calls for summer school to stem ‘learning loss’
- Thirteen things that should happen in schools now — but most probably won’t
- The kind of teaching kids need right now
- The pandemic is affecting the third straight school year — and this teacher is very, very worried
- Teacher: 10 things school districts should do right now
In a San Francisco high school, the scars of remote schooling linger is from The Washington Post.
Example 232 demonstrating that the pandemic has made unskilled leadership on the district level transparent in many places https://t.co/br9Ch02uVN
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) December 3, 2021
8 Reasons Teachers Are Burned Out (And 4 Ways to Help) | TESOL Blog https://t.co/LPgAcj7N3e this is a very insightful post by @judiehaynes
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) December 12, 2021
Wow. Story about a high school near ours. Our district’s inability to fill teacher vacancies, not helped by a proposed substantial salary reduction due to huge increase in health premiums, contributes to problem https://t.co/iyaZy5O5jM
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) December 6, 2021
‘I’m hanging by a thread’ is from CNN.
48 Pieces of Advice From Educators on How to Survive This Challenging Time is from The NY Times Learning Network.
I don’t dispute the article’s conclusion about this year. However, I would bet that many older teachers like me have reconsidered how many more years we’ll stay https://t.co/eeO6o64ZGG
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) November 17, 2021
What happened to America’s teens when coronavirus disrupted high school? is from The Washington Post.
Would You Manage 70 Children And A 15-Ton Vehicle For $18 An Hour? is from Five Thirty Eight.
Substitute Teachers Never Got Much Respect, but Now They Are in Demand is from The NY Times.
And my personal favorite piece on the benefits of wearing a mask – there is incredible power and value in signaling to other people, “I care about you.” And showing children we can do small things to help each other. https://t.co/QOcD6LCbyp
— Jennifer Binis (@JennBinis) November 6, 2021
I know there’s desire for coverage of the parents excited to get their kids vaccinated, not just those adamantly opposed.
Here is our story about the enthusiasm playing out across the country with kids ages 5-11 newly eligible https://t.co/piJWPMzGJ9 w/ @lindseybever
— Fenit Nirappil (@FenitN) November 3, 2021
Even though the vast majority of parents say they’re satisfied with how district’s have handled COVID (see POLL SAYS U.S. PARENTS ARE SATISFIED WITH THEIR CHILD’S SCHOOLING), it appears that a majority of districts have staff who have been threatened because of those COVID measures (see Just How Widespread Are the Threats to Educators Over COVID Policies?).
ARE SCHOOLS OVERLOOKING AN OBVIOUS STRATEGY THEY CAN IMPLEMENT IMMEDIATELY TO ACCELERATE LEARNING? PEER TUTORS!
New: I collected data on teacher vacancies to start the school in 20 large districts. Eighteen had higher numbers than last year, often substantially higher. https://t.co/65eHt150AB
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) September 23, 2021
Let’s talk about school bus driver “shortages.” There’s a thread here for those of you who don’t wanna admit you’re on tiktok at work. #GaPol pic.twitter.com/jf2gPHaLsy
— Stephen Owens (@StephenJOwens_) September 16, 2021
An Exit Interview With a School Superintendent Who Defied Texas’ Governor is from The NY Times.
What schools around the world look like now — in compelling pictures is from The Washington Post.
Tell me you are an exhausted teacher this year working in a clueless district without telling me you are an exhausted teacher working in a clueless district…
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) October 20, 2021
THE BEST RESOURCES ABOUT ACCELERATED LEARNING
Yes, Gov. DeSantis, Studies Do Show Masks Curb Covid-19 In Schools is from NPR.
A Teen Called For Masks In School After His Grandma Died Of COVID. Adults Mocked Him https://t.co/U89FY6qkLC
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) September 10, 2021
From Teachers to Custodians, Meet the Educators Who Saved A Pandemic School Year is from TIME.
Actually, Wearing a Mask Can Help Your Child Learn is from The NY Times.