June 16, 2020
In pandemic times, we’ve been tried. We’ve been tested. We’ve been through a lot.
While we’ve waged worldwide war on the invisible virus, perhaps, many of us fought our fiercest fights in our very own homes. We’ve done battle with demons daring to destroy our would-be well-being.
Jumping jacks on the driveway, lunges in the living room. Church online, lifelines by mail. Synchronous circumstance by day, timeless teleworking by night.
Washing hands, wearing masks, waiting six feet apart.
Of the socially distant heart, mind, body, and soul… for many, it’s the mental health arena active with gladiators galore.
Manic moments of random routine, it’s our spacing, for better or for worse.
Messed up math.
We wait… with vigilance.
For a new day is dawning.
Parent working. 100%
Parent householding. 100%
Parent parenting. 100%
That's 300% in the same time AND space. That's it. That's ONE reason why #remotelearning is challenging.
— Kyle Hamstra (@KyleHamstra) April 25, 2020
Learning from @LaVonnaRoth in #empower18 #wholeeducator session about scheduling family/work balance. "When I'm at work, I don't feel guilty about missing family, bc I have them scheduled in FIRST. When I'm with them, I don't allow myself to think about work." #igniteyourSHINE
— Kyle Hamstra (@KyleHamstra) March 24, 2018
"Racism can still exist because it is highly adaptive. Because of its adaptability, we must be able to identify how it changes over time… Systems of oppression are deeply rooted and not overcome with the simple passage of legislation" (DiAngelo, 2018, p. 40). #WhiteFragility
— Kyle Hamstra (@KyleHamstra) June 16, 2020