I wrote this in yesterday’s post:
Remote learning is here to stay.
I got a bunch of emails and tweets from parents saying that they want their kids back in school. So do I!!! I think getting kids back in school is the single biggest thing we can do to put the pandemic in the rear view mirror.
I should have been more clear about what I meant by that line.
I meant that when kids are sick, they can stay home and still learn.
I meant that when there is a snow day, kids can stay home and still learn.
I meant that when kids have trouble with their homework, maybe there is a way they can log on and get help.
I meant that summer school could happen anywhere, maybe even at sleepaway camp.
What I meant by “remote learning is here to stay” is that we now understand that learning can move from the classroom to anywhere and back and does not need to be constrained by place and time. That’s a huge thing to learn and I think K12 education (and higher education) will benefit enormously from it.
But I am all for getting kids back into the classroom as soon as possible.