Back to School in a Pandemic
Is this how labor unions are supposed to work? I'm confused. https://t.co/b8IIyRFnn5— Ruben wants cops out of schools #DefundNYPD (@blogsbe) September 1, 2020
Even if it were physically safe for us to go back into our school buildings (it's not), I do not think we are in any way mentally prepared. Some people might say we are being melodramatic, but really I think we're just traumatized.
The task of preparing for a new school year was always gargantuan. Now we're trying to manage all the usual preparation, while wrapping our heads around a totally new model of schooling, and also dealing with PTSD. Today I felt like I had a constant strain in the back of my mind throughout the conversations with colleagues about how to arrange things in classrooms or ways to connect our first math unit to our first ELA unit. I'm exhausted and we're still a week away from the first day of school.