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In a recent email, a colleague wrote “Weird right? Sort of feels like summer, looks like winter, but it’s actually spring. The strangest of times.” As the #Covid19 terrifies people around the globe, my New England town is suddenly veiled by snow. Similarly, in the opening scene of the novel, The Road, Cormac McCarthy writes, “Nights dark beyond darkness and the days more gray each one than what had gone before. Like the onset of some cold glaucoma dimming away the world.” As sovereign nations enact restriction after restriction to flatten the curve and mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus…

Number 1: Don’t be surprised when you find out something you did or said offended someone. Individuals’ experiences and interpretations of events are real and deserve acknowledgment. My advice, like many others, is to have a conversation, attempt to understand their perspective, and don’t stoop to what author, intellectual, and conversationalist, Tyler Cowen calls “devalue and dismiss” — an intellectual move rooted in the inability to find value in an opposing argument.

Number 2: Self-Sabotage is a problem for many people. At the heart of the problem is comfortability; people find comfort when experiencing low to mid-levels of anxiety. These…

Before the internet reading, talking, and observing peers were ways to learn new skills as a teacher. While these continue to be cornerstones of professional development, new tech has created new mediums to acquire new knowledge.

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Dylan Shane

Special Education Teacher, Coach, Generalist

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