Updated: Mar 15, 2020
Update: Since I wrote this article the school district I work for has closed schools. We are scheduled to return on April 13, 2020.
It is time to iterate the traditional high school model. COVID-19 is forcing society to embrace that idea. Actually it is forcing everyone to rethink how we live our lives but that is a topic for another day.
The school district I work for has not closed schools and I hope they do before it is too late. I see the stress on my colleague's faces and I see it in my student's behavior. Some have stopped coming to school while others are acting out in school.
I say it is time to embrace change and use online learning for a few weeks. It is a great time to test the waters without the fear of failure or pushback.
I understand there are a lot factors that need to be considered before online learning is a viable opportunity for public high school students, but it is during trying times that real innovation emerges.