Windsor teaching assistant gets creative with social distance learning

first_imgFor Webb, she says she hasn’t been a fan of teaching online either. Webb says when she started her driveway classes, working with students face-to-face again, the experience was more than rewarding. “When they get an assignment finished, especially one they struggled with and had such a hard time with on the computer, and it’s like, ‘Oh it’s done,’ and they’re like, ‘Yeah I did a good job,'” said Webb. Webb says her driveway classes ended on Friday but she plans to keep in touch with her students over the summer. With a few long tables and a tent, Webb started hosting classes right in her driveway. She says it started with one student who didn’t have internet access, and the word of one-on-one, in-person tutoring, spread quickly. “It’s great when they feel good about themselves because they’ve completed it, and it makes me feel good to be part of that,” said Webb. “Even though they think they don’t want to be [at school], they do, and I’ve had so many kids tell me that. Just to be able to have adults there that they trust, or ask questions to, or if they have a problem they can go there,” said Webb. “They’re missing that whole chunk.” “They’re my kids. I know that they’re struggling, and I know these kids better,” said Webb. (WBNG) — With many students learning from home, and some even lacking internet access, Windsor High School teaching assistant Karen Webb wanted to make sure her students were understanding the material through more than just a computer screen. She says with many students missing out on their social lives at school, her driveway classes were helping with more than just homework. “They sat out here with me in the snow, and we worked. After that it took off from there on Facebook. I had parents, I had other students contact me. I’m not going to turn them away,” said Webb. She says learning online will simply never be the same as learning face-to-face and working directly with her students. last_img read more

Baez and Hendricks lead Cubs over Pirates.

first_img LIVE TV Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT First Published: 3rd September, 2020 11:37 IST Last Updated: 3rd September, 2020 11:37 IST Baez And Hendricks Lead Cubs Over Pirates. Javier Baez hit a three-run home run and Kyle Hendricks pitched one-run ball over six innings Wednesday night to lead the Chicago Cubs to an 8-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.center_img Javier Baez hit a three-run home run and Kyle Hendricks pitched one-run ball over six innings Wednesday night to lead the Chicago Cubs to an 8-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.Baez connected in the fourth inning to put Chicago in front 3-1. The blast carried 443 feet to the back set of bleachers in left-center field and came one pitch after Nick Tropeano relieved starter Joe Musgrove.Hendricks (4-4) scattered six hits to go with six strikeouts and two walks. He had been winless in his previous three starts.Anthony Rizzo added a two-run single in the seventh and the Cubs scored three times in the eighth to make it 8-2. Willson Contreras doubled in a run and the other two scored on a fielding error by shortstop Kevin Newman.Contreras finished with three hits.The Pirates’ runs came on homers by Colin Moran in the second inning and Anthony Alford in the seventh.Moran hit a line drive 450 feet over the right-center field stands. Alford had ihis first home run for the Pirates, who claimed him off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays last week.Musgrove (0-4) went three-plus innings after being activated from the injured list prior to the game. He gave up three hits, struck out four and walked none while being limited to 46 pitches.Musgrove had been sidelined by right triceps inflammation since Aug. 5.The NL Central-leading Cubs won their third straight game and the Pirates lost their third in a row.The start of the game was delayed one hour and 11 minutes because of rain.HONORING CLEMENTEThe Pirates announced that all their players and coaches will wear the late Roberto Clemente’s No. 21 when Pittsburgh hosts the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 9.It is a move Clemente’s family and the organization hope is a step toward having Major League Baseball retire the Hall of Famer’s number as it did with Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 in 1997, a half-century after Robinson broke MLB’s color barrier.HELLO NEIGHBORPirates left-hander Derek Holland is noted for his off-the-wall sense of humor,It showed again when he was called on to pitch in relief at the start of the fifth inning. Holland took the mound accompanied by the song “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” which was the theme for children’s television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.The show was taped at WQED in Pittsburgh and there is a statue of Rogers along the river walk that runs behind PNC Park.PIRATES ROSTER MOVESIn addition to bringing Musgrove off the IL, the Pirates activated LF Bryan Reynolds from the paternity list, optioned 1B/OF Jose Osuna to the alternate training site and designated RHP Carson Fulmer for assignment.Fulmer was claimed off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Aug. 24 but did not appear in a game for Pittsburgh.TRAINER’S ROOMCubs: LHP Jose Quintana (left lat inflammation) was placed on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Monday, and RHP Jason Adam was recalled from the alternate site. Quintana also missed the first month of the season while recovering from surgery to repair nerve damage in his left thumb. … 3B Kris Bryant did not start a day after being activated from the IL. Manager David Ross wants to ease Bryant back into action after the 2016 NL MVP was sidelined by a sprained left finger for nearly two weeks.Pirates: RHP Mitch Keller (strained left oblique) and RHP Jameson Taillon (Tommy John elbow surgery) are scheduled to pitch live batting practice Thursday. … RHP Keone Kela (right forearm tightness) is playing long toss at 120 feet and should start throwing off the mound by the weekend. WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News FOLLOW USlast_img read more