This is the latest in a series of blogs by partners of the Fluency work.
By Jenna Daugherty
Unstoppable: incapable of being defeated, overcome, or subdued. Synonyms include bulletproof, invincible, invulnerable, unbeatable, and unconquerable.
When in the midst of preparing and planning for remote learning, I took the time to sit back, look out the window, and acknowledge just what we, as educators, have done in so little time with very little warning. Within days, we created lessons, virtual assignments, virtual field trips, remote learning activities, and I could go on and on. We all did what we had to do to help our students the best we could. It wasn’t perfect, but with the time and tools we were handed it was feasible.
We are now faced with the unknown once again. The only difference from before is that we are so much more knowledgeable about tools, activities, platforms that we can use to teach from if we are to teach remotely once again. Even though it is summer, I don’t know if a day has gone by that I haven’t been on a webinar or a class or discussed strategies with other teachers about how to make the coming school year successful. I know I’m not alone. You all have done the same. Why? Because it’s who we are. We are teachers. We care about our students as if they were our own children. We only want what’s best for everyone. It’s amazing to think back to where we were mid-March and to see how far we’ve come. I’m humbled and blessed to be a part of such an amazing group of people. Educators. Unstoppable.
Jenna Daugherty graduated from WLU with a major in Elementary Education K-8. She then earned her Master's Degree in Special Education from WVU. She has been teaching multiple levels of Elementary students for 23 years. She is currently teaching 2nd grade at Steenrod Elementary in Ohio County.
Jenna has been engaged in the Math4Life campaign in OCS and currently is a member Cohort 4 of The Data and Technology Fluency Project with West Liberty University and the CREATE Lab (situated in Carnegie Mellon University). Jenna’s special interests include spending time with her family and watching the multiple sporting events in which they are involved.