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Old 07-22-2020, 05:24 PM
 
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This reminded me of how hard it was for so many teachers as they worked to suddenly jump into distance teaching with very little prep time (or training) to adjust. In the beginning we saw lots of memes expressing parents' realization of how hard it is to 'teach'. Later, we saw memes expressing how some parents felt they were 'homeschooling' their children when in reality they were providing support (if their children showed up) for the online sessions.


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So very,,very true. Districts need to remind their communities of this.
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I love this. I feel like posting on my FB but will likely anger too many people Although those are people I just haven't gotten around to deleting anyway
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Iíve had to explain this to a lot of parents.

The fully online option provides your child with a Chromebook and an online curriculum with teacher support. They can even participate in extracurricular activities.

Homeschool? Youíre on your own. Your kid is not in our school system. Find your own stuff.
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Dare I post on our PTA page? No, don't worry, I won't actually do that. To be fair, some of the parents in my district were doing some amount of teaching of their kids with the way distance learning went on last year, but we all know that it's a) still not the same thing as full blown homeschooling and b) this year is going to be a whole different ball game now that we have "time to plan."


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Old 07-22-2020, 08:05 PM
 
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I put this on my FB for all those know it alls
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I said this all last spring when people said they were homeschooling, and absolutely despise the whining about tax money.

However, the virtual program my home district chose means an adult will need to sit with my kindergartner the entire time and teach. At least if we were homeschooling we would have been able to choose the curriculum. There are no teachers teaching or pushing out lessons. The district purchased the curriculum and is basically just handing it to us. Except we get it only digitally with none of the printed materials and resources.

The commitment very much feels like homeschooling in this situation.
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Some of our parents are the "taxes back" crowd. That's ridiculous when you consider that my hours actually increased as I worked to put stuff Online.

However, many of the parents of my students went out of their way to thank me for all the distance support I provided.

I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the age of the children. Little ones need so much assistance that I'm sure it feels like teaching to parents.

I taught 5/6 last year. Most of the parents who had more to do were really just riding their kids to get the work done.
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Homeschooling, not!
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Exactly Risa!
I'm tired of hearing distance learning referred to as homeschooling, when it's not. I bet actual homeschoolers are tired of hearing it as well.
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Old 07-23-2020, 11:14 AM
 
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I've seen a few that say that they'll be doing distance learning and then ask for advice about curriculum. I keep wanting to point out that the teachers will be providing that!


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My daughter home schooled here in CA about 4 years ago. She was provided from the state a curriculum and materials, to teach. I was impressed becasue they even sent materials for science lessons that were grade appropriate. Prior to that year he had attended a private school. My grandson,fourth grade at the time, had a certificated teacher who would help in areas of concern. She would do this remotely from a computer or on the phone from her home.She did not teach any lesson, she was there to monitor his progress and to make sure my daughter was keeping up with his home lessons. I was unsure about homeschooling at the time. He is however a good student, and so, it worked out for him.
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