The Blog of Dr. Catherine Barnes

The Future of Education Post-COVID

The Future of Education Post-COVID

The education systems in . Students from less privileged backgrounds have experienced more negative impacts than most due to a lack access to the required technology for learning — or even money to sponsor homeschooling programs. Those from wealthy families have not...

Common Challenges of Remote Teaching (And How to Address Them)

Common Challenges of Remote Teaching (And How to Address Them)

One of the most underrated and under-appreciated jobs is that of a public school teacher. Even before the COVID-19 virus, it was common knowledge that a teacher never truly clocks out at the end of a day. Once they say goodbye to their students, they still have hours of work to do, from preparing future lessons to grading assignments and answering emails. In addition, there is pressure coming from school administrators and people with a finance-focused agenda that emphasizes the importance of exam preparation and how it will affect school budgets. On top of that, teachers are also required to interact with a spectrum of parents, from helpful to belligerent.

How Teachers Are Staying on Track With Remote Teaching

How Teachers Are Staying on Track With Remote Teaching

Even towards the end of the summer of 2020, frequently changing news reports about the 2020-2021 academic year kept everyone edgy. Parents, as well as educators, worried about the safety of their children, but there was also a legitimate worry about the quality of education that would be possible under unprecedented circumstances. Several teachers were able to go with the flow, even as it kept changing after the year began. They have some advice for other teachers on how to survive the new normal.

The Stress of Teaching Your Kids From Home

The Stress of Teaching Your Kids From Home

The stress of teaching children at home is heavy on the shoulders of many caregivers. With parents monitoring their children's homeschooling while trying to work simultaneously, the stress levels go sky high. There are a few things you can do to make it through this...

Assistive Tech in the Classroom

Assistive Tech in the Classroom

When thinking about technology, the mind often wanders to computers and telephones. However, several pieces of technology can be used in the classroom to help students who are struggling. Assistive technology is a broad term that encompasses anything that helps the...

Will Changes in the Classroom Be Enough?

Will Changes in the Classroom Be Enough?

With last year's school year leaving off on the stressful foot of online teaching, many schools have opted to return to online teaching this year. While the case for some, this is not the case for other schools who have decided to return to education regularly...

Learning Boundaries

Learning Boundaries

Having the proper amount of emotional space is essential, and although emotional space is something that you cannot see, it is crucial to conserving your mental health. Boundaries are invisible bubbles used to preserve healthy relationships with our friends, family,...

Inspiring Creativity In The Classroom

Inspiring Creativity In The Classroom

Let's face it, attempting to keep a classroom full of kids engaged in a lesson is no easy task, especially when you have to do this five days out of the week. This is why so many teachers across the country are seeking ways to inspire creativity in the classroom in...