As I being writing this blog post, I want to acknowledge at the top here that I'm using this post to process my COVID-19 experience. As I'm begin week 5 of working and living remotely, I'm realizing that I have a lot I want to get down, so this will probably be the longest blog post I've ever written and won't include my usual visuals. Feel free to skip to the section that speaks to you or skip the entire post.
A a part of my personal growth journey, my goal is to do my best to live by my values and cultivate healthy mindset. While I am by no means perfect, I have been trying to use this time as an opportunity to deepen my study and show up in ways to show up in alignment with these values. Below are some of the top ways this has showed up.
Top Pedagogical Practices
As a part of my work, I created a quick-study course for teachers with top pedagogical practices to keep in mind for remote learning. Knowing how saturated the Internet is with articles about this topic, I focused on these top practices, keeping them tech tool/platform agnostic.
In case you don't already know, I'm a complete podcast junkie. Below are the podcasts I'm listening to that others may also enjoy and are specifically supporting this journey.
While I have made time to connect with family and friends, I have also found it important to find professional means of connection during this time. Below are a few connections that have really stuck out and meant a lot to me.
If you've made it down this far on my post, I want to thank you for reading it and hope that you found something that helps you during this challenging time. We are all hurting. We are all grieving the loss of our lives as they were. While the current moment feels incredibly difficult, I am excited to see what happens next in the field of education and how we rise from this moment stronger and more innovative than ever. I hope you are all able to do what you need to take care of yourself and your families. I know I am trying to use this moment to cherish and soak in moment with the loved ones near me and I hope you are able to do the same. Take care and feel free to reach out and connect. We are all in this together!
Mattea Garcia is a passionate creative educator dedicated to improving the student experience. This blog is dedicated to reflections on educational technology tools, instructional coaching, and educational equity.