How to help kids adapt to the chaos that is hybrid learning
When Doreen Monroe’s daughter Brooklyn had the opportunity to go back to school last fall, the Passaic, N.J., mom knew it could benefit her child academically and socially.
“She definitely does better as a student in the classroom,” Monroe explains. “She needs the accountability.” Even a hybrid option was better than spending sixth grade at home. Brooklyn went into the classroom on Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Fridays. On other days, she logged into class using Zoom, where her teacher simultaneously taught students in the classroom and those online.
Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon
In 1857, Captain William Lewis Herndon sacrificed his life trying to save 600 passengers and crew when his ship foundered in a hurricane off the Carolina coast. Memorialized in Gary Kinder’s best-selling book Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, Herndon, with this final courageous act, epitomized a lifetime of heroism. Seven years earlier, the secretary of the Navy had appointed Herndon to lead the first American expedition into the Amazon Valley. Herndon departed Lima, Peru, on May 20, 1851, and arrived at Para, Brazil, nearly a year later, traveling 4,000 miles by foot, mule, canoe, and small boat. He cataloged the scientific and commercial observations requested by Congress, but he filed his report as a narrative, creating an intimate portrait of an exotic land before the outside world rushed in.