Fall 2020: A Third Option?

Well, hello!

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.

Has your school made any announcements yet?

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.

Similarly, sequestering yourself in one room with a mask and a gallon of hand sanitizer may make you safer, but let’s be honest: it’s going to take away from the school experience.

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!