The pandemic of 2020 to present has affected all of us in some way:
Whether we are people who lost a loved one, or whole family to Covid. Or businesses that had to cease operations because it was unsafe to operate. Or gig workers who lost the ability to sell products, socially market, or present new products.
Seriously, Who do you talk to when the stress of your teaching gig is driving you crazy? I know that when I was
teaching, it felt like a lonely place where there were not many people that I could trust to share with. And
there were very few opportunities to share with someone who had the possibility of knowing what I was going
EdRoboTech.com is a construct and an idea created by
Edward Robinson in 2014, surrounding Educational Technology and Online
Learning. While completing his Master's Degree in Educational Technology and
Online Learning, Edward began to connect the relationships between Education,
Technology, and the Virtual World.
Have you ever felt that something needed to change, but then realized that you
were just one person? And, after all, what can one person do to improve the
But, what if you were talking about improving Educational outcomes. And, you
decided to teach to improve outcomes. Oh, yes, but you are only one person.
What can you possibly do to improve Education?
One thing that I had to consider as a Teacher, is that I was also a parent. I
needed to get good deals on many supplies for my family, as well as create and provide a suitable classroom environment for the many students that came through my classroom every day.
Depending on the Teaching job you have, and how long you have been successfully
working as a Teacher, you might spend summer vacation in a bunch of ways:
We used to say as children:
"Sticks and stones, may break my bones but names will never hurt me".; but in truth both the names and the stones hurt, and did damage. We live in a day, and a time, where both literal stones, and despicable names are being thrown around at each other, as if, we never learned childhood lessons of basic proper behavior.
Teachers are entering politics, and collectively bargaining for their own
livelihoods, putting skin in the game, putting shoe leather to the ground to make the change that we need today.
If you have tried for some time to make a go of it, teaching in adverse
circumstances, and now it is time to retire, or try something else, we
understand. The point is, that there are other jobs that will effectively
utilize your skillset, and don't require classroom time.
"Working Together, Makes It All Better!" Edward Robinson, 2018
There are times when going it alone, is necessary. But, most of the time, it is
better to go down that path with a buddy. If one falls down, the other can help
the friend up again.