Dear Florida ELA teachers,
Are you tired of hearing the word "unprecedented"? Are you sick of all the uncertainty?
So are we. So let's skip the platitudes and get to the gist, shall we?
Because FCTE is teachers, we know what you are going through. Some of you are not worried; others are terribly worried. Some of you have leadership that has been planning for this all summer long; others are getting new draft plans every day, maybe every hour.
That's happening to us, too.
There are no right answers right now, except one: No matter the circumstances, the best teachers always do their best because they care about their students.
And no matter the circumstances, FCTE is doing its best to be there for you, continuing to update our website regularly with resources related to the most current circumstances.
Right now, you will see an emphasis on materials for simultaneously teaching students in your classroom while you livestream to students at home. It sounds impossible. We know you'll be doing your best. And we hope we can provide you with some support.
Hang in there, Florida ELA teachers. Don't forget to take care of yourselves, too.
FCTE: For teachers, by teachers
See our RESOURCES tab (above) for more and
don't forget to share with your colleagues.
Socially distant, masked and tasked,
or some weird blend of both --
we are better together!
The Florida Council of Teachers of English is a non-profit organization
promoting communication, collaboration, and educational knowledge among
all responsible for teaching English and the language arts.
ALL FLORIDA ENGLISH TEACHERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN!
Look for a survey soon...