Educators should carefully consider school policies regarding masking.

                As you prepare your classrooms with supplies, fun stimuli, and all the accoutrements of a cozy room for fostering learning and creativity, let’s hope you also have time to prepare for the 2021-2022 school year mentally; not just for the continued repetitive phrases of “unprecedented times” and “socially distanced,” but also for the difficult…

Public schools with “mask optional” policies risk losing immunity.

A.         The Choice Boards of education in Ohio have been placed in a tough position to start the school year. Boards have been forced to choose whether to require masks for their students and employees. Schools were placed in this position because the state legislature effectively removed the power of the Governor and the…

Beating Summer Scaries (For You, Teacher)

Hey there.  I see you in your yoga pants and top knot. I know you don’t know what day it is. I’m right there with you. A fellow teacher on summer break. These last two months have been glorious for us: Unlimited pee breaks, Finishing our coffee while it’s still warm, Having more than 20…

Educators & Social Media Interactions

Many of you have heard about the teacher fired for her Twitter response to a student’s  misspelling of the word tomorrow. See: http://abc6onyourside.com/news/nation-world/experts-defend-school-staffer-fired-after-correcting-students-spelling-on-twitter While the teacher’s response in the article certainly appeared to be more playful than harassing, it does highlight the inherent problem facing educators interacting with students on social media. The first rule and best rule…