I recently encountered a post by a Head of School who suggested all the positives of being quarantined for him and the children and families in his school. I know I am preaching to the choir here but I wanted folks to see what I wrote. We need to stomp out the perception that children are all enjoying time at home -- as if they were experiencing an extended snow day. I get silver linings. They do exist, including for trauma. But for a head of school to write what he wrote suggests to me that many educators are literally seeing only a wee segment of the students populating schools in our nation. Perhaps I am tainted by the school where I spend time: 100% free and reduced lunch (and breakfast).
Here it is:
Thoughts welcomed. And, if I am way off, share that too.