I want to be so bold as to suggest we lay down some guidelines for all of us for today...and the upcoming school year for that matter. The onlyonlyonly way we are going to get through is with discernment, empathy, and civility.
Let me give it to you straight, just like I do my students: I’m a teacher in mourning. I’ve experienced so much grief in the last few weeks and absolutely no closure.
I respected you before but now I really applaud you and appreciate all that you do. We couldn’t get through this without you!
Dear Teachers, you are heroes. You have always been heroes, but especially now...you are super heroes. You are what make our schools great.
Our MEGA list of online resources (fun, activities, educational!) will help Rochester MN families as help aid their children as they learn from home.
Invest the time to develop good language skills and employ the correct use of grammar in the languages you learn – it will serve you well. At the same time, recognize your privilege to be able to do so.
I have met and taught hundreds of elementary age students and parented two of them. I've had a few entertaining encounters as I came to a realization about a life skill I needed to explicitly teach my students (or offspring).
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The teachers and staff at RASA in Rochester MN strive to help their students become inquirers, risk-takers, thinkers, communicators; to be knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, balanced, and reflective.
If you find yourself examining educational options for your child, consider how answers to the following questions might reveal the “excellence” that your family seeks in a prospective school.