Healing in the Time of Corona

I was recently struck by a blog post from Antero Garcia:

You don’t do school when you are sick. You heal.

When a school community is rocked by a natural disaster — an earthquake, a wildfire, a tornado–we don’t send students to Google classroom and we don’t ask teachers to prepare for distance education models. We heal.

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We can pretend to “do” school online for the coming weeks and months. We can force teachers to do this work in ways we have not adequately prepared them for. We can make students go…