I'm at home losing my mind right now. This is a teacher's worst nightmare. This is so unfair on so many levels. I HATE YOU CORONA VIRUS!! Every single teacher I know is rallying right now; we are all trying to find ways to take our lessons and implement them online. This is a daunting task for many of us who understand a large part of preschool is hands-on activities and social-emotional learning while interacting with peers. How the hell do I replicate that on the internet!?
The new is coming at us fast, so we are trying to keep up. We are dealing with the heartbreak of having our students taken away from us. Those of us who own our businesses are deciding what it means for us going forward. We are watching the rally cries from our professional colleagues from around the US, and waiting to see the fate in which our government deals us.
All I want to do is run my business. All I want to do is teach. All I want to do is be with my children and support my families.
As teachers, I'd like to think of each of us as researchers. We will survive this because the moment we were told NO. We got to work; we started looking for a way around this; we did not take no for an answer. We started researching; we started teaching ourselves new skills. We are finding our way. We are a resilient profession!
I am looking around at my fellow professionals at all levels, and I am proud of them. I appreciate them. These are the people raising our nation's children, helping me to raise my own children, and I see real badasses, true heroes! These are the people teaching my children by modeling hard work and persistence for my children to see! That is a superpower!
I say keep going, you have got this, I am with you, and we are fighting together! Get out there and share your best work, build upon other teachers' toolboxes! Our students need us.
Abby Lazarus, M.Ed.
ECE professional, Advocate. Preschool Owner/Teacher. Bachelors in Child Development. Masters in Early Childhood Studies. Current Doctoral Student.
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Current Doctoral Student.Masters in Early Childhood Studies and Bachelors in Child Development. 15 years in the ECE profession.