I used to teach public school, so I have a lot of friends who are teachers. My heart has been heavy this week as I have watched them post announcements, memes, and articles on Facebook related to what school will be this year. Some of the posts have included scientific facts surrounding COVID. Some have been light-hearted. Some have spelled out the details of what they will be facing this fall when school is back in session. It's been interesting to read their comments, and the comments of others. Truly so much is unknown. It's the not knowing that feeds feelings of fear and anxiety.
Some of my friends work in districts that are going to have mixed models of instruction, meaning some of the students will only participate online, some will be only in person, and some will do a hybrid (some online/some in person). Many of my friends got the news this week that they will be 100% in person with full classrooms, and the kids may or may not be wearing masks. For the parents reading this, they, or their colleagues around the country will be teaching your children.
I'm curious how parents are feeling about this? What are your thoughts and what are you feeling? The decision to send your kids to school or keep them home is one I'm sure is weighing heavily on so many of you. Please post your comments below. I'd like to explore some of those thoughts and feelings in a future blog post and I'd like to make this a part of the COVID Coaching Package I am creating. Watch for details soon.