After 11 Weeks of ‘Distance Learning,’ This Teacher Is Glad to Be Retiring
A Veteran High School English Teacher Describes the Limits of Online Classes
“Have a good spring break!”
Who knew that those words would be the last I would ever say to my students in a classroom?
After that final class on Friday, March 13, my high school in Glendale, like other schools, would close and never reopen. We would finish out the Spring, 11 weeks of it, via distance learning.
That meant no graduation ceremonies for seniors. And for me—another type of senior, 55 work days shy of retiring from teaching—that meant no retirement parties, and no celebratory moments of saying final goodbyes to colleagues …