The House Blog

Covid Slide and Rising Freshmen

Jun 30, 2020 7:30:00 AM

I was as guilty as anyone when it came to throwing in the towel when E-Learning proved a challenge for my kids. The inconsistent schedule, my sympathy for the teachers scrambling to put together lessons while managing their own young children at home, and the general anxiety and uncertainty about our collective future with Covid-19 left me feeling like missing out on some Algebra wasn’t the worst thing in the world.  

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The Already Slacking Second Semester Senior and the Covid Slide

Jun 18, 2020 3:50:29 PM

If there was ever a green light for my second-semester senior in high school to take a carefree attitude towards schoolwork, it was the shift to remote learning due to Covid-19. And I can’t blame him. He watched his senior prom, senior BBQ, and bonding with his classmates all slip away. Various marathons of sorts – TV and video games, most notably -- were simply more appealing than going through the motions of school from my basement.

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