It seems that to keep schools open is to condemn an entire population to exposure to COVID, or worse. But if we transition to online learning, we risk an increase in the opportunity gap through the lack of resources. It's a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't situation.
They're trendy. They're controversial. But what does it mean to have a space in your room for kids to "calm down"?
When the cumulative emotional and psychological burden of carrying the weight of our student’s trauma gets too heavy, teachers are at risk to develop secondary trauma.
To the moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, guardians, foster parents, and everyone who takes on the task of raising the former, present, and future students in my classroom.