By: Travis Naughton

If you are a parent of school-aged children, then chances are good that at some point during the last two years you were forced to become your kids’ teacher/teacher’s aide when schools switched to virtual instruction as a result of the pandemic. If so, you likely gained an appreciation for how challenging it can sometimes be for a teacher to help a child grasp new concepts.

Now imagine trying to teach new concepts to over twenty or thirty students in a single classroom while simultaneously managing their behaviors, working one-on-one with students who are struggling, and challenging high-achievers.

Classroom teachers are busy making lesson plans, assigning and grading classwork, reading rough drafts, administering tests, preparing for mandatory state assessments, attending meetings and professional development trainings, and completing countless other daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly tasks, too.

Oh, and please don’t forget that your child’s gentle and nurturing kindergarten teacher is required by the state to undergo active shooter training every year so she can keep your child from being killed by a gun-wielding lunatic hellbent on slaughtering innocent children.

See more in this weeks Boone County Journal

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