Teaching in the Time of Covid-19

Not to be confused with the Gabriel Garcia Marquez classic, Love in the Time of Cholera.... Check on the teachers in your life because they are exhausted. Teaching in the middle of a pandemic is one of the biggest challenges of my teaching career. One of the biggest challenges comes down to health and wellbeing, … Continue reading Teaching in the Time of Covid-19

On returning to school… (another pandemic post)

We all know that there is nothing more frustrating than decisions about an expert field being made by non-experts. We see it all the time: business managers making decisions about numbers of ICU beds in hospitals; politicians making statements about immunology and disease control; rooms of men making decisions about women's reproductive choices. Now it's … Continue reading On returning to school… (another pandemic post)

Quiet

I can hear the birds. From my apartment window, surrounded by buildings with sirens and engines and yelling that normally echo up the alleyways, bouncing off of every window and wall, I can hear the birds. They sing, squawk, chatter all day long, calling to each other across the tin roofs, as if overwhelmed with … Continue reading Quiet