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I complain about parents lack of assistance with guiding their children’s online learning as much as the next teacher...but let me ask you this:
How many of you have children of their own stuck at home and you are doing the best you can, but they are still struggling?? My child has Autism and because I’m a teacher, I feel like her education is getting neglected. I have to wonder what her teacher thinks of me 🤔 just some food for thought this morning...ALL parents are having a hard time.

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I have a child at home and he is struggling also. I wonder the same thing about what his teachers think of me. We have had to have talks with his teachers to ask if he can turn in his work after school hours due to us working and we want to check his work and help him as needed before turning in his work. The struggle is real.

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I’m a special education teacher at the middle school level. I have asked the other teachers to have grace and patience and allow for students to submit work late. It has worked this far and to have parents on board as well, knowing we are all trying our best to modify and accommodate for all students.

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Wow!! This was so eye opening for me because I have been rather judgmental about the lack of parental engagement but to hear it come from a fellow educator puts things in perspective! It’ll make me take a step back and breathe. Overall, I have been telling parents that we understand there’s going to be some slide but right now staying safe and maintaining connection is most important and we will fill in the gaps once we return to normal. You’re doing just fine!💜💜

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This comment makes me so happy ❤️ it’s one of the reasons I posted this...because I hear such negative talk about parents, parents who have not been trained to be teachers, and have their own jobs and lives to tend to, and trying to figure out child care or how to pay the bills when they are forced to stay at home with their kids because they have no other options. Not to mention the rising of mental illness due to the pandemic. Being forced to quit your job and stay at home to school your children has caused much depression and anxiety. Most of us are in survival mode and just doing the best we can ❤️

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I have 3 on the spectrum doing virtual learning. My oldest was failing 4 classes at one point.

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Hugs fellow Autism Mama 🤗 we got this 💪🏼❤️

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It is true call the teacher and talk to the teacher

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Thankfully, she has a good teacher and we do communicate on a regular basis. But there have been so many late or forgotten assignments, times I have forgotten to return her calls or emails, etc. which is really not like me. I just always feel so overwhelmed these days.

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I can only imagine what my freshman’s teachers think of me. She told me things were going okay. I believed her. I got an email saying she was missing work in a subject so I talked to her and it got done. And then she began missing more assignments. At the same time, my self contained class was having issues and between behaviors, in person teaching, remote teaching, iep meetings and mountains of paperwork, I got overwhelmed and didn’t keep checking in my own kid. It all came to a head this week where I decided to put better boundaries on how much time I do outside of work and made it a daily routine that I check my daughter’s google classroom and Aspen in the morning so that when we’re both home in the evening we can go over what needs to be done. It’s too late for term 1 but term 2 will be better.

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I too have experienced both sides of the coin. I do speech therapy in-person as well as therapy for our online students from my classroom. I like being able to do both. I always applaud my parents with how many zoom links and times they have to keep track of for each child. Thankfully my own kids are old enough and tech savvy they can do Google classroom, zoom and Canvas mostly on their own now,... Spring I was helping them log on and doing all therapy from home.

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I am a Resource teacher at elementary with a 1st grader grandson. He can do the online and work, but his behaviors impact him and me. I teach the same time he’s online. I keep him in my office with me. If I see he is drifting from following the teacher, I give my students a pause to correct his behavior. Having my assistant online with me helps during transitioning from one class to another for him. I wanted to home school him or put him in private school. I guess I got my wish! Lol

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Be careful what you wish for, right?!

Thank you for your honest post. I have two young children at home and my husband is also a teacher. The struggle is real. I had my baby crying this morning and my four year old asking for a snack before I had to facilitate a meeting. I’m praying for all of us. Yes, we feel guilty and like bad parents . I try to work with my daughter during my lunch break and after school . Sometimes she’ll sit in my classes with me. I just want you all to know that it’s difficult being a stay at home mom / dad and a full time teacher.

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Yes!!! I feel this sooo much ❤️

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I feel the exact same way! I’m complaining how parents are not doing anything at home. Here I am with an 8yo who is t working to his full potential. His teachers have told me so.

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I feel guilty about STILL spending more time with someone else’s child teaching remotely than my own...at home with me!!!!

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Students always need boundaries. Great idea! Get ready for the camera turning off, etc.

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Not all students can handle virtual learning nor can all parents help with that. Teachers maybe we can expect students to help themselves by bringing them into the discussion and making sure they are heard.

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My colleagues and I were just yesterday discussing how teachers’ children often get neglected for receiving interventions because of the mentality they will get help at home. As a mom of two elementary-age kids, I have to admit that they don’t get as much help from me as one would think. I sometimes don’t check their folder several days in a row and during virtual instruction we rarely saw each other during the day because I was teaching my own classes.

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I completely agree.

I have three kiddos at home, in school, while I am teaching from home. It is very hard. I was so involved with my students that I was ignoring my own kids. My youngest one was fooling me. She told me she was doing all of her work and submitting it only to get an email that told me something else. Now everyday we go through her assignments and she shows me what she did for the day and what she submitted. I make sure to check in with all of my kids like that and spend time with them looking at their work.

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