The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Student Learning
Last week I had a chance to lunch with four students from Upper Elementary. This was quite impromptu. My original plan had been to leave the building for twenty minutes so I could take a power walk; something I try to do daily when I know there will be no time for a run after work. Determined, I had my coat and hat on, and I was quickly exiting the fifth floor when a fourth grader stopped me and asked if I would sit with a group of young ladies for lunch since the person they normally eat with was absent that day. As her teacher shuffled her back to the classroom not knowing what I was just asked, without pausing, I said “yes” to the request. I wasn’t sure what I had just committed myself to, but I knew there would be no power walk on this day. The student quickly reached out to her friends to say lunch was on!