Instead of White Sox-Yankees as originally scheduled, if (a big if) we have MLB this year, the Field of Dreams game on Aug. 13 is now scheduled to be Sox-Cardinals. South Side vs. Eastern/Southern/Western Blocs? (Even though I’m a Cardinals fan).
Despite the recent COVID-19 spikes especially out West and in the South (and certainly coming to Illinois), fireworks shows are still on in some Springfield-area communities. Including Chatham, Lake Springfield’s “Rock the Dock,” Pleasant Plains, Sherman, and Edinburg. Albeit with social distancing and spectator restrictions:
It’s not ideal, but sending teachers, janitors, office staff, kitchen staff, and others into coronavirus germ factories (aka schools) won’t work either. Every time a school has a case, they’ll have to close it for 14 days, quarantine all kids and staff, and do a deep cleaning. Not worth it. Just skip all the nonsense and do remote learning.
If the current remote learning model isn’t optimal for some students we need to find things that do work for those students. To say it doesn’t work ignores years of evidence it does work. RE: Sesame Street
Works great for autodidacts. And it’s much more interesting than sitting in most classrooms. Remember: Interest trumps ability.
CPL has wonderful books and great online resources which can be individualized to accommodate the learner’s interest and ability.
Remote learning also makes it possible to eliminate the deadliest threat to joyful self-motivated exploration and learning……………
test prep, test prep, test prep, test prep…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
- West Side the Best Side - Thursday, Jul 2, 20 @ 10:31 am:
Back to the Future - From the song “South Side Irish”: “And when it comes to baseball we have two favorite clubs/The Go-Go White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs.”
- Birds on the Bat - Thursday, Jul 2, 20 @ 10:35 am:
The way things are trending, I’ll be surprised if we see sports at any level until next year.
what about students who are the offspring of knuckleheaded mask refusenics?…what will happen when they “stand up for their rights” and refuse to distance or wear protective face coverings at School?…What then?
- Back to Clay County - Thursday, Jul 2, 20 @ 10:57 am:
So I hear the Governor and Bailey are back in court at 1pm today in Clay County today. Bailey already has claimed victory and is inviting folks to his campaign office for food and drinks. How is all these Governor’s from other States doing what Pritzker is doing and we never hear about all these lawsuits?
Fridge went toes up last night/this am. Did not know there was an appliance shortage, especially refrigerators. 3.5 hours of phone calls and web searches in southern IL. Finally found one two towns over (10 miles away) in the local True Value hardware store. Proprietor said next to impossible to get appliances in or keep them in stock since COVID started. We got 1 of his remaining 3 in stock. Who knew there was an appliance shortage? I did not!
Comptroller Mendoza has stated that the start of FY2021 will be “more challenging” than the budget impasse, unless federal grants (not loans) arrives. If that help doesn’t arrive, she has said there will need to be “draconian” budget cuts: