Your plans ran short today? You have a class full of students who finished a project early and don’t know what to do? You have a computer lab which suddenly only has half of the computers in operation? Your country has suddenly shut down due to a deadly virus and now you must completely change your plans and figure out how to teach 30 students from your computer at home?
Back to school is likely not a popular notion right now, but for many of us, it is around the corner and I believe there are some things that need to be addressed before we jump into...whatever the fall is going to look like.
The “get ready for school” checklist:
- Go through my last blog post with the reflection questions for this fall.
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I am sure that at this point in the summer, you are sitting in your lawn chair, relaxing with a nice glass of sweet iced tea (at least, that’s what my picture of relaxation looks like…). I don’t want to take you away from your relaxation, but I thought that now might be a good time to do a little end of year reflection.
So let’s dive into each of these questions in turn:
1. What was challenging about “social distance teaching”?
Until you can pinpoint what really made the last quarter of last year hard for you, you won’t be able to look forward into the next year with any resemblance of optimism or excitement.
It’s time to complete our series on Latino Photographers. Most of this series was focused on Mexico Photography, but we did have one gentleman from Chili.
While Eunice Adorno started her career as a photojournalist, it wasn't long before she switched to long-term documentary photography.
Graciela Iturbide was born in Mexico City, in 1942. She was born into a wealthy, catholic family, and was the oldest of 13 children. Her only exposure to the art of photography was the pictures her father took of her and her siblings. Iturbide’s first career choice was to be a writer, but because of her family’s conservative viewpoints, she wasn’t allowed.
Sergio Larrain was born in Santiago, Chile, in the year 1931. His family was very wealthy, and his father was an architect and art collector. Art surrounded him in his home, but Larrain didn’t spend much time admiring or studying it. Instead, he was a shy boy, who spent a lot of time by himself.
Pedro Meyer was born in Madrid, Spain, on October 6, 1935. He immigrated to Mexico with his family, in 1937. Five years later he became a Mexican citizen. He started teaching himself photography with a camera he received for his 13th birthday. In 1953, at the age of 18, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is the founder of the Mexican Council of
Francisco Mata Rosas was born in 1958 in Mexico City. His father was an amateur photographer and their home was filled with cameras and photography magazines, thus, he was interested in taking pictures at a young age. He used his father’s camera until he received his own, at the age of 12. He quickly started experimenting with things like putting cellophane in front of the lens to see how it would change the image.