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Just Don't Think About It

 It's not so bad as long as I don't think about it. That was my realization about remote learning last week. I felt like Wile E. Coyote looking down after running five feet off a cliff. I was going on a good streak of a week or two. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but I was feeling better. Then one night, my neighbor, another teacher asked how school was going. Something about the question, asked by someone who actually knows what a classroom feels like compared to remote teaching... I felt something click in my mind. Around the same time I looked at the days of school I had counted with my students and realized we are less than halfway through the school year. This same week my colleagues who teach in person were forced to teach remotely for a week due to covid cases in our school building. "I can't believe it's been a full week of remote learning," one of them said. And so it dawned on me (again) how long I've been doing this and how long I hav

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