As a technology teacher to elementary students and mother of three, it is obvious to me that there has been a major shift in children and technology in recent years. The majority of children I know have constant access to screens of some kind: computers, tablets, and smartphones. This has created a whole new facet of parenting and education.
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I am now finishing my 30th year of teaching and, wow, how the time has flown! I so clearly remember starting my current job as the “new kid on the block” all those years ago. I remember being overwhelmed with how much I had to learn. From the first day in the classroom, though, I knew that I was right where God wanted me to be, and I knew that I was going to love being there.
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"I’m supposed to teach?"
"Take care of my kids? Clean the house?"
"Can we leave?"
"Do we have enough food?"
"They keep arguing!"
"I leave everyday because it’s better for our family: 2 to 3 weeks together at least?"
"But we had plans!"
"My family isn’t all together, do they come home?"
"Do they come over?"
"It can’t be that big a deal could it? Is it?"
Fear. Freak out. Preparedness. Problem solving. Financial stress.
We all handle unexpected circumstances and difficult moments in our own way.
The range of emotions and feelings will vary due to the place you are living in your family right now. Needs are different for all of us and how we accept, interpret and handle this time will look different as well.