I have survivor guilt.
In the 2019-2020 school year, I accepted a position as a health and safety coordinator at a school district to lighten my work load while I started a doctoral program for educational leadership. Yes, the first half of the year was a refreshing break from the workload in my classroom. And then the pandemic hit. Somehow being a health and safety coordinator who specialized in hazardous waste disposal and active shooter training now qualified me to be the expert on coronavirus outbreaks in my district. Needless-to-say the job went from a part-time to a more than full-time position almost overnight.
With over a decade of experience as an educator, I want to share some of the best practices that I've discovered for bringing the real world into the classroom.