Friday, June 19, 2020

Teaching During a Pandemic: Take the Long View

As I considered a number of teaching and learning issues today, I was reminded about the fact that while it is important to plan for needed safety and response to the pandemic, when it comes to the big decisions, it's important to take the long view.

Don't waste too much money or time on short-term, quick fix solutions, but instead make the investments necessary to strengthen a school system for the long term not just for the present. When making an investment keep the mission upfront too. Too often people anxiously make decisions to please a few now rather than make the good decisions to please and serve most for the long run.