How to Have a Safe, Healthy Summer in NYC

Summer is here! Usually this would mean that it’s time to go to our favorite amusement parks, crowded boardwalks, or vacation homes with extended family and friends. As we all know, this summer looks very different from those of the past. We probably shouldn’t be renting Citi Bikes or public paddle boats. We probably shouldn’t be heading to theaters and public pools. We probably shouldn’t take the subway to Coney Island or Rockaway Beach. So what can we do? It is vitally important for our mental and physical health that we venture out of our homes and soak up some vitamin D [...]

Remote Relationships

As I write this, we’ve just wrapped up our remote learning journey. Over the past several months, the ways we learn, teach, and think have been flipped upside down. Students are experiencing brand new methods of learning as educators experiment with and incorporate new tools into their lessons. While fighting the distance, it quickly became clear that now was the time we needed to stay as connected and in-tune with one another as possible [...]

The Joys and Challenges of Remote Learning

As an educator, there are many things I am mourning during the current health crisis. I miss my classroom, the space that I spent all year creating and making our own. I miss the school library and the countless other resources available within school walls. I miss little moments with my coworkers: shared smiles and high fives to celebrate a student’s victory. I miss being on my feet all day. I am not accustomed to spending hours in a computer chair. Most of all, I miss my students [...]