After a week off for the 4th of July, I returned to find that my local school district announced some big changes for the fall.
People are being asked to decide whether they want 100% in-person or 100% virtual schooling.
To be honest, I don’t know if I’d be comfortable with either of these options.
What are your thoughts? Are you happy with your current situation?
In episode 31 of the Vocabbett podcast, I discuss how I fear our education system is following in the footsteps of the airline industry.
While taking off our shoes/belts, removing liquids, getting patted down, going through metal detectors, etc. may make us more safe, it diminishes the experience of flying.
What I’d like to know is: if I created entire courses at Vocabbett (not just SAT prep), would that be helpful for you?
These courses would be specifically designed with this time period in mind; they aren’t physical courses that have been put on Zoom.
I would focus on English and history, and would teach students in grades 7-12.
You could choose between a self-managed model, where I create the course but parents manage the implementation, or a done-for-you option where I essentially become your teacher!
The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that this would be an extraordinary opportunity for students.
And what better time to explore a third option? I don’t think there’s a college out there that would object to you being proactive about your education during such an uncertain time.
And don’t forget to listen to the entire episode below!