Coronal Folly: A #NaPoWriMo2020 / #GloPoWriMo2020 #haibun

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It’s midway through the fourth week of Remote Learning. If we were still in our school, we would be off for Spring vacation. But in these pandemic times, a break is not an option. Therefore, we faculty came up with the next best thing: four grade-level projects that each incorporate the four core subjects of each grade.

It’s an easy assignment, one students would have a week-and-a-half to complete. We thought it an improvement over the storm surge of subject-specific assignments we’d delivered the last two-and-a-half weeks. An easy week would also give our students much-needed time to catch up on past-due work.

Should I have been suprised, then, when I checked my google Classrooms and found some one hundred students that could fail for missing remote learning assignments? Of course not! No, what was suprising was at least one response I received from one of the hundred students I emailed about their missing work.

“My laptop doesn’t work now, and before that I didn’t understand your work, anyway.”

cold spring wind

unmasked protesters refuse

to social distance

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  1. I wonder how the student responded. Using their phone? Using a parent’s computer? And if so, why didn’t they use the same device to do the work? I know, I know… students and excuses for missing work seem to be attached at the hip.

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  2. Technology is the least of it I think. Even most high school students need the structure of a classroom, especially since many have none at home. I speak from parental experience. Not all children are able to function this way–nor are many of their parents capable of helping them. (K)

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