Public Service and Teaching Come Together on today's episode of Teaching Hive Mind: A Worldwide Window into Education Today
Teachers are busy. That should be news to no teacher reading this. However, because we are so busy, we often only see teaching as what WE are doing in our own school in our own area. We forget that there are so many teachers teaching in other parts of the world, in other circumstances, in other ways. For a long time I have wanted to help us as teachers connect with each other, to learn from what is happening in different schools around the world. Then COVID happened and the differences between areas became more and more apparent. So I have reached out to some teacher friends and put together a series called Teaching Hive Mind: A Worldwide Window into Education.
For each episode in this series, I will be interviewing an educator from a different area on what teaching looks like in their area, and how their area is responding to the COVID pandemic. Today I am releasing Episode 2: An Interview with Billie in New Mexico on Public Service and Public Safety during a Pandemic.
For this episode, I spoke with my friend Billie, who I teach with here in New Mexico. In addition to being a first grade teacher, Billie is our union president and is running for the New Mexico State House of Representatives. She is the epitome of a teacher who focuses on the needs of her student and a teacher's role in public service.
Billie and I discussed the unique challenges many of our students in New Mexico face, including a lack of broad band internet. We also discussed the safety procedures put into place in New Mexico, and the possible positive outcomes to come out of this pandemic. Small class sizes, especially seem to be a highlight of positivity from this situation.
Watch the entire interview on my YouTube channel.
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