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

Pope meets Messi, Buffon & Co. ahead of Italy-Argentina

first_imgThe head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis greeted Argentina and Italy’s squads ahead of the footballing giants’ friendly in Rome on Wednesday.Albiceleste skipper Lionel Messi and Azzurri captain Gianluigi Buffon gave the head of the Catholic Church an olive tree on Tuesday on behalf of the players ahead of the specially arranged match at the Stadio Olimpico.The Pope, who is an Argentine but has Italian heritage and resides in Vatican City following his inauguration earlier in 2013, advised the two teams to remember their responsibility as idols and put down the notion of football as a business.“I thank you all for being here. Luckily it’s a friendly, otherwise I wouldn’t know who to support!” he told the squads and gathered press.“You are popular and the people follow you, but that is a responsibility on your shoulders. Never forget the beauty of camaraderie, from when you were amateurs. Before you are champions, you must be men and bring humanity to everyone you meet.“To the directors I say that football is sport and not a business. That is the way to discourage violence. “I pray for you, but I hope you pray for me too so that I can play an honest and generous game of my own.”Messi, who has been gearing up for the new Liga season with Barcelona in the past month or so, spoke after the meeting and expressed his delight at meeting the religious figurehead.“It was a special day, I am proud that I was here to meet the Pope, also because he is Argentine,” he told reporters.“I did not talk a lot with Pope Francis but it was an unforgettable moment. As footballers, we must always give good example in the field – only with respect for opponents can you become men and football players.”last_img read more