Friends: one more thing I would like to mention. It came to my attention this morning, after talking to a teacher friend, that our teachers are stretched to their absolute limit.
We are all going through our own crises right now. People are juggling working from home, trying to keep their kids occupied, and trying to keep healthy. Brave souls in health care and essential services are still working, in fact harder than ever. And teachers are in a state of mind that I am not sure most of us could comprehend. They are in Zoom meetings for hours on end, working with their teams, the administration, and the district, frantically trying to figure out how to best serve our kids. It is extraordinarily stressful.
Please give our teachers a break. Please be gentle with them in your interactions, and don’t make unreasonable requests. They are doing their best!