TRAIN OF THOUGHT
Hello! I am Tara Requa, and I've been a teacher since 2006. I'm also a mom of two boys, ages 10 and 7. I taught them at home during quarantine, along with my 20+ students online. And we not only survived, we thrived! We learned! We figured out a way to make it work well.
I know parents are feeling like they are being asked to do the impossible by teaching their kids at home during this global pandemic, and I don't disagree. Teaching at home essentially requires learning a new profession!
I was able to make it work because I applied my 14 years of professional experience to at-home learning. While it wasn't without its challenges, I quickly felt like I mastered a new profession -- Quaranteacher.
The wonder of it all is that since I'm a teacher,
I can teach you to be one too!
I've lived through the quarantine madness, and truly believe that every parent can be successful teaching their kids at home. You just need the right information to keep you steady.
First and foremost, this blog will be filled with strategies. I've applied all of my years of classroom and online learning experience into practical, actionable steps that can be taken at home. Secondly though, my hope is to create a community of parents who are in this together; that this can be a place where we can look to each other for solidarity and support.
I know I can help make your at-home learning experience more calm, focused and happy this year. Please subscribe so you never miss another strategy!
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Thank you for being here!