We've been through one week of this "Continuous Learning" now (not counting the orientation week), so I'm curious how your classwork is going. We teachers are trying to make it not be overwhelming, since we know a lot of you have to watch your siblings or whatever, but we also want some meaningful learning going on. This isn't about keeping busy; it's about learning some stuff you'll need next year and beyond.
In your comments last week, some of you talked about time management, which is a VERY important part of stress management.
I could write several pages on it, but I'll just write some short tips instead.
No one technique works for everyone, but these are some ideas that work for most people.
I could go on and on, but you can search for other tips online, and maybe some of you have some more tips to put in the comments.
Wednesday's theme for the "Virtual Spirit Week" was to post a picture showing what you've been doing with your time off from school, so here's mine:
So what about you? What have you been up to?
My wife saw a post saying that some kids will remember this pandemic as a great time in their childhood – a time when they...
You guys might not know this, but I deal with anxiety sometimes, like some of you do. I usually do a pretty good job of handling and/or hiding it, and it's not a constant battle, but big things like this trigger it, understandably. It helps to talk to someone, so I talked with my wife (of course) and my older brother, and that helped me process some of it. I think I'll call my mom too. Writing this blog post also helped.
A hundred questions ran through my mind, and since I assume that's true for you also, I wanted to give you some initial thoughts of how we might handle it, but the school asked teachers not to give out any specifics yet. Sorry. :-)
Anyway, staff are going in next week to discuss the plan, so we'll figure it out. In fact, the administrators are already working on it, so it's going to be okay. We're living in a time of terrific technological opportunities, and we've already come up with several cool ideas.
For the record: This is NOT to be considered an official answer from EHS or USD490. This is just JBJ.