E2 No Student Left Behind; How COVID-19 has Impacted Education and How to Make the Most of It

Episode Description

In this week’s episode, Allison and Sandy discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the education space and the impact it has had on students everywhere. They also share how it has personally affected them and their families and the ways they are working to make the most of the circumstances. Tune in to learn more about how to care for students during these times and how to make sure no student is left behind.

Key Topics Covered in This Episode:

  • – How COVID has impacted the education space
  • – Sandy’s personal experience with her son who is a senior in high school during COVID
  • – How COVID has impacted standardized testing and how Sandy and Allison are navigating it with their kids
  • – The effects of COVID on sports, specifically with those counting on sports scholarships
  • – The ways kids are having to manage with missing out on their senior years and living in isolation
  • – How to encourage your student(s) through these times
  • – How the grading system changed and left students unprepared and unmotivated
  • – The benefits of dual-enrollment education
  • – How COVID has affected elementary education
  • – How to be an advocate for your kid(s) during these times
  • – Tips for parents during COVID

Resouces Mentioned:

  • Khan Academy

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Allison Dampier: [00:00:00] Hi, and welcome back to Learning Reimagined. I am Allison Dampier, and with me as always is Sandy Gamba. Good morning, Sandy. 

Sandy Gamba: How are you? Good morning. I’m great. It’s so great to be introducing our next podcast. 

This is so fantastic. 

Allison Dampier: I know we had a, we had a great response from our first one. I know our first podcast was really just explaining who we are and what the podcast is going to be about.

And now we’re really ready to dive into some serious topics. And in today’s episode, we are going to be discussing, um, Practical tips and, um, information on keeping your students from getting left behind in this whole crazy covid pandemic world, um, where schools went online and kids were just. Losing motivation and schools are scrambling to try and make sure that they accommodate the student’s needs and get them educated even though kids are at home.

Um, [00:01:00] a lot of trial and error has taken place over the past year, but with Sandy and I and what we have done in. For the past 15 years is that’s what we do as online education. So we have some really great, um, ideas and, um, really practical, uh, practices that families can utilize to help their students to ensure that they aren’t getting left behind as they approach college.

And, um, getting through high school, not losing that motivation in school, not losing any of the academic traction, um, that. That that’s been happening. I know that there’s a lot of fatigue going on with our students, 

Sandy Gamba: and it’s a very exciting time, just especially for those students that are rising seniors or current seniors, and just a lot of pivoting that has had it take place.

So we look forward to sharing a lot of our ideas in today’s podcast. Yep. 

Allison Dampier: I it’s, it’s gonna be a good one. So I’m glad you all are shooting in and buckle up. It’s gonna be a lot of. [00:02:00] And if at the end of it, if you have questions, um, comments, anything you can reach us by direct messaging us on Instagram.

Make sure you are following our Instagram page. It is Learning, Reimagine Learning. Reimagined the pod on Instagram, or you can’t email us directly at learning reimagined the pod@gmail.com and we will respond. All inquiries and all comments within 24 hours or so. Were usually pretty prompt with it, but we look forward to hearing from you and we hope you learn something today.

Thanks for tuning in. Thank you. This podcast is brought to you by our friends At Advantages Digital Learning Solutions we’re learning is reimagined. Imagine.

Hello again and welcome to another podcast with Allison and Sandy Learning reimagined. And today’s topic is not getting left behind, uh, with some of the challenges we have faced the past, gosh, 12 [00:03:00] months now. Where does that leave our kids? Um, it’s a very personal conversation for both Sandy and I as we have high school aged students, college students, um, students applying to get into college.

So, um, Sandy, I’m gonna let you kind of give us a little bit of, um, history on what you’ve been experiencing in the past. Basically 12 months with your senior in high 

Sandy Gamba: school. Yes. Yes. Absolutely. And thank you Allison. I, I also, this is a very close to my heart type of conversation because I have received so many messages from parents across our nation that are desperate for answers.

Yeah. And how they can help their student. So not only has Covid affected us on so many other levels, but at the heart of it all, Is the education that our students are receiving. And so I, I do wanna take this opportunity during our podcast to highlight those as well. So I’ll start off by talking about my senior [00:04:00] and, um, I, I do have a student.

My, my first, my oldest Isabella, she’s already in college and she’s launching her her first year. So that’s fantastic. And they’re adjusting and all that fun stuff. But it’s our senior, my senior Zach. He, um, Just prepping for this and how to navigate these unprecedented moments. Mm-hmm. , when we are trying to make sure that he has the best opportunities to move forward and, and present himself to the, to this college of choice.

Mm-hmm. . So, having said that, um, I wanna just briefly. Take an overview of what our students are having to, to really focus on, and that is do they take the s a t, do they not, and what does that mean for our next set of students next year our, our rising seniors? So for example, your junior, what is she gonna do and how, how to better prepare them so that they can have the best [00:05:00] options.

Well, you mentioned the ACT 

Allison Dampier: and s A. I was under the impression that colleges weren’t even looking for them anymore. They don’t, They aren’t requiring those test. 

Sandy Gamba: And that is very true. A lot of them, you’ll read that they’re, they’re not requiring them of students. Okay. Um, I believe as a state of California, they’re saying we won’t look at ’em for four years.

Well, that’s all great for those, those campuses. Wait, 

Allison Dampier: so to clarify, to like nine, uh, 2023, they’re not going to look at test scores or 2020. . Wow. 

Sandy Gamba: Some schools have already said that. And so, Okay, so that alleviates that check box for many of our students. However, what I have found is the schools that my son has selected to apply to, They don’t necessarily have the same philosophy.

Mm-hmm. . So at the beginning of our search, we thought, okay, well every time he went to sign up for the S A T or the E C T, it was canceled because of Covid. I remember that. That [00:06:00] pressure. Yeah. And it happened often. And so he goes to school in Connecticut, so then he came home and you know, With everything and it was canceled in California, it was canceled in Nevada.

And so we are stuck as parents trying to, where are we gonna get him tested? Mm-hmm. . Mm-hmm. . And so when the schools initially said, Oh, don’t worry, we are not gonna take those test scores. Okay. That was well and good back then. But now that we’re in the 11th hour in the midst of application deadlines, he’s receiving some schools, some, some notifications that, by the way, test sites are now opening.

Mm-hmm. . So we would really like to have it if you can. So it brings that pressure back onto the students to figure out. I need a secure space. I need a secure seat. So I could take this test and make myself a much more viable candidate. Okay. So again, it really depends on what school the student wants to apply to.

Some of the higher end, [00:07:00] more, um, competitive schools are asking for more factors, more things to look at. So it really is making sure what, what schools are on your students list and contacting them independently. Cause some will. requiring, But that being will, 

Allison Dampier: with some of them not requiring it, are they still using those test scores for 

Sandy Gamba: scholarship?

Yes, and that’s exactly what I was gonna say. Oh, okay. It put it, it put it off the list for the admissions component, but then it ties it. To have merit scholarship. Mm-hmm. . So of course you wanna have the opportunity to showcase your your right highest scores. And so again, now the student is put in the position of, I really need to take that test so I can.

Qualifies for some of the higher merit scholarships. So that’s exactly it. So it’s not as easy as [00:08:00] crossing it off the list altogether. Mm. So that’s, it’s almost like a myth, like what do we do? How are we gonna better serve our students? So that’s, Ask me what my son is doing this Saturday. He’s sitting for a standardized test,

Wow. It’s the first time he is able to do it in all of these months. And so yeah, it’s a little late in the game. Mm-hmm. , because it’s February 6th, that, so it’s, But it’s, it’s, he’s gonna do it for that very reason for the merit scholarships. Right. And that the student, Yeah. And that’s 

Allison Dampier: a big concern I think a lot of our seniors are facing, is that they haven’t had that accessibility, they haven’t been able to get to a test.

And when I, I know my nephew. He tried every time he would try to sign up for one of the tests cause they were so limited and then capacity was reduced. So every time he tried to get into a test, it was, it was full. It was full. So it’s been quite a challenge. And, um, [00:09:00] that, so that, that’s one area of, you know, getting left behind.

That is the concern, is the accessibility. And that is quite concerning for a lot of our seniors. Um, Moving forward and it, it just, it’s interesting to see how it plays out. Another thing that has been a concern of mine that you have mentioned in the past is that, um, these young athletes, your son is a soccer player, and what are these poor kids doing when all of their seasons have been canceled?

Good friend of mine son is a quarterback and he was top rated in the state of California. Yes. And he had a lot of colleges wanting to look at him his senior year. And he doesn’t have a senior year, and so I don’t know what they’re doing for sports and for these kids who are. Counting on a sports scholarship, Not just that, you know, we have the a C T and s A T for the Merit scholarships, but what about these kids who have spent their last 14 years, 15 years dedicated to their sport?

Yes. [00:10:00] And now it’s just not happening for them. What, what, How are colleges handling 

Sandy Gamba: this? Well, colleges and families. I know that many families have sacrificed, even uproot. They’re athlete to move to a state where everything is open. So we’ve had quarterbacks, Wow, in Nevada, in Las Vegas, for example, that have uprooted their families and sacrificed that time so that they can go play for a school in a different state.

Eligibility then becomes an issue. How, I mean, just the country, right? There’s so much, so much, it’s so comprehensive and. Not to mention the mental state of these athletes. Yeah. Mm-hmm. , when you’ve prepared yourself, like you said, for 14 years, and you’ve made headway with these college scouts, well now they’re looking at athletes that they can see play on the field.

Mm-hmm. . Mm-hmm. . And so it’s, it’s extremely. It, it, it [00:11:00] disheartening, disheartening. There’s a fill in the blank for so much I wanna share, but it, it is a very, very true thing that’s happening across our nation because we do have these amazing athletes that are having to sacrifice their dreams in essence.

Because they’re not getting that opportunity. And then on the flip side a little bit deeper is on the college end, the NCAA requirements, these students can stay on an extra year. So it’s impacting the number of athletes that the college can actually 

Allison Dampier: recruit. So if you are a senior, playing your senior season, and when Covid hit, they can opt to not graduate and stay an extra year and still be eligible to.

Correct. Mm-hmm. , So they are not graduating, which means the rosters are full. Oh gosh. That’s 

Sandy Gamba: a whole different level. It’s a very different level. And you don’t think about that on the initial conversation. Mm-hmm. . But it’s, it’s impacting the number of students that can get recruited, [00:12:00] and it’s making a huge impact for, even on the college end, how many students they can bring on.

Right? Yep. Wow. No, it’s, there’s a lot, there’s a lot that these parents are, are trying to navigate. These poor students that are trying to reconcile their dreams. Now what are they gonna do? Mm-hmm. . So it’s, it’s really a tough conversation. 

Allison Dampier: Yeah. It really is. It’s, And the add to that, the, the other aspect that, um, my freshman in college.

Um, dealt with during her senior year was the cancel, the cancel culture basically. Oh. Um, the second half of her senior year was canceled and you, you deal with that and it’s sad and it’s depressing. It’s really sad on depressing for these, for us as parents, for our kids not to experience graduation and not to experience the, the prom and all of the fun senior activities they get.

And now we’re looking at these current seniors who missed half their junior year and now they’re missing basically their whole senior year. Adding to that, the [00:13:00] depression and the isolation. I mean, we can do a whole entire podcast series on how Covid has affected the mental status of our students. 

Sandy Gamba: Oh.

And I think we’re gonna need to cause so much. There’s so much for that. 

Allison Dampier: Yeah, there is, But, but now, so we have these kids who have, are dealing with all of the disappointment of their senior year now, trying to navigate getting into college and. What can parents do now? I mean, all of this being out there, um, all of these challenges, I wanna give our listeners hope, I wanna give them tools.

What can we as parents be thinking about doing? And, um, Just trying with our students to get them not to be left to hand behind and how to fill the gap. What, what can parents be looking for or striving for 

Sandy Gamba: in regards to, Because like I said, I have my own athlete at home is providing that help hope and and [00:14:00] encouragement and having them continue to be persistent and having them enlist the help of their coaches.

Mm-hmm. because, Not many of us can afford to uproot our athlete to another state where they’re open and playing. And 

Allison Dampier: one, one thing that Zach, I know has done is he’s not giving up his dream of playing in col in in college. He can’t play on an actual team right now because of all of the, uh, restrictions in place.

But yet he himself is going out and he’s setting up his own camera and filming himself, playing with all by him. But you know, he’s take filming himself, taking shots on goal, filming himself, juggling, and doing different plays, and it’s not the same. As, you know, game tape, but it’s something, And he’s able, he, he himself is co contacting coaches, if I’m correct, right?

Sandy Gamba: Yes, Yes, for sure. And I’ll have to tell you a side story is that being able to [00:15:00] practice and hone in on his skill set. Mm-hmm. just being able to keep doing that. And he did come home for the holidays. He did work out with his, his, um, team from that he used to before, and he noticed. When he had those opportunities to make those kicks, they were much cleaner.

They were much more because of the, the muscle memory. And so it’s exciting and even making sure that they stay true to that goal, that dream of theirs. And so, um, fueling that passion. I love that statement that we just learned. And so it really truly does. Resonate with the student, but it’s a lot harder because they have to do that from within.

Right? Keeping in touch with those coaches, keeping in touch, making sure that they understand, I’m very much still interested. Even though their rosters may be full on the college side, they, if they keep in touch, keep in front of that, those, those voices, they can welcome them. The opportunity to walk on once they get to that.

So all [00:16:00] very, very important as you try to find that perfect piece of the puzzle for the students. Right. 

Allison Dampier: And it’s just the one thing I think, um, I’m finding with this generation of kids, I don’t know if it’s really a generation, but this, this age group, our, our junior seniors and college freshmen is their resiliency.

That is one thing I am seeing time and time again. Um, And more than that is they’re thinking outside the box. Like Zach going out and creating his own game tape. You know, uh, he, he’s not playing in any games, but he has his own film. He’s creating it and he’s making that work within the restrictions that have been placed upon him and, and our other, our students.

My, my daughter who’s a junior. , what is she doing? Just so she’s wanting to make sure she’s not missing out academically. Yes. Um, that is one of the concerns that I have universally, not just for my own child, but just generally speaking. Our poor teachers in the public school [00:17:00] system have, their hands are so tied and it’s, it’s been incredibly frustrating for them.

They’re. Relying on antiquated technology to get their lessons to their kids. Um, and the accessibility for kids who don’t have necessarily wifi or a laptop and the school district can’t provide one for them. Now teachers have to create just packets upon packets of, of what, what I would call busy work as a teacher.

Um, it’s not as engaging as real life teaching, and our, our teachers are doing the best they can. Um, but now, you know, they’ve, these kids have been home for months, Their parents who are trying to work, but trying to manage students. It’s just, there’s so much. So the achievement gap is my big concern here.

What is, is today’s senior as ready for college or ready for the workforce as the same senior? Three years ago. I, I don’t think they are. I, I, I think when I go to the doctor, you [00:18:00] know, 10 years from now, if somebody got their d, you know, their doctorate, their medical degree in 2020 or 2021, I’m gonna question it because I know preceding that, that preceding year things were sketchy in the education world.

So it’s just an interesting. 

Sandy Gamba: You’re, you’re not alone. You’re not alone. I get these questions all the time from parents that are concerned about this particular frame. Time of is my student learning, right? I mean, I understand they’re going to class and the school districts are doing their best to check that box and say, You can progress to the next course.

However, how. Depth, are they really mastering? Right? And so as a parent, just making sure that you have, you have access. Many, fortunately many of our families have access to the internet. And you can go on to incredible resources like Khan Academy and just learn. There’s so much. However, the motivation [00:19:00] piece mm-hmm.

mm-hmm. , that, that’s a big component because that’s, 

Allison Dampier: that’s one thing I’ve, we’ve really seen. Yeah. Um, when everything stopped. When the world stopped, um, back in March of 2020, the, the grading, um, expectation in the classrooms was not held harmless, which was a term that I had. I didn’t know what that meant, and my daughter just explained, she said, Well, my grade can’t get lower.

and I said, Well, if you don’t do any work, your grade will go, go get lower. And she said, Absolutely not. It’s just whatever my grade is on March 12th, that is my grade. Well my grade cannot go lower. And I thought that was absolutely ludicrous. So in, in full disclosure, my daughter had straight A’s and she said, I don’t need to do anything.

Sandy Gamba: So, and that’s quite the bandaid, right? What do we do 

Allison Dampier: with that? Right? So I know my daughter didn’t have. Fourth quarter of sophomore education. I know that she didn’t, and when school started back up in the fall, [00:20:00] what do you do with that? I know that you missed the last quarter of algebra two. How do I know you are prepared for the next level of math?

How do I know you are ready for the next level of English? y you don’t. And these poor teachers, they know it too. So we have kids who are coming to them ill prepared and, um, well, and Ill motivated in reality and, and how do we work with that? And there are resources out there. And so, yes, my daughter had a bit of a nap, I’d say in the spring of 2020.

But moving forward, how do we assure that’s not happening with our kids? And, and what I have shared as much as I possibly can with our, with my friends, with the people in my, my universe, is that there are extra resources, there are options out there. And I think with this pandemic, that is one thing that has really proven itself is the flexibility in education [00:21:00] and, um, And the willingness on administrators to be flexible in, in how to help students.

My daughter is taking courses. She’s enrolled in her public high school, but she’s taking courses online, um, with an online high school, and she is taking courses online with the local junior college. So she’s trying very hard to maintain her academic integrity through this, not to lose a step. In her, her, um, graduation requirements and to make sure that she’s still going to be a strong candidate for different colleges and, and there are those resources out there.

Um, granted my daughter has, she, she’s got a, an academic for a parent, so she’s , she’s kind of, um, pushed into some of these things. But for, for all of our kids out there, there are resources and there are options. You know, Khan Academy is a great resource [00:22:00] to help build or help bridge the gaps. But all of the local, um, community colleges, they offer dual credit.

And that that’s something that I didn’t know much about five years ago. It’s 

Sandy Gamba: incredible. It’s a wonderful benefit. It’s, uh, it allows students for, for families that are listening to us right now, it allows a student to be in high school and be able to be enrolled into a college class. It’s a community college class, but it counts as college credit.

So they can then put that on a transcript and it counts towards their. College work. So that’s, that’s quite an incredible opportunity for them to bridge this op, this gap in, in this, these unprecedented moments. And you’re right, not many of us knew about something like that. So it’s the curiosity, it’s that resiliency that you, you speak to the, these students are, Are looking and hungry to mm-hmm.

help that. And, and 

Allison Dampier: [00:23:00] what’s great in this world of pandemic and online education is that, um, our universities and our college, our, um, community colleges, as Sandy mentioned in our first podcast, they were ahead of the game. With their online education. And so when the pandemic hit and everything had to go online, our colleges and universities, they were ready and they were able to take their content and deliver it in a highly sophisticated online platform.

And so our college kids aren’t missing a beat academically. And so for that is why my daughter enrolled in, um, the. Community college course, because even if the world gets shut down more or if there’s, you know, more restrictions, she’s not gonna miss a beat with these courses because they were designed this way.

They were designed to be delivered online. And, um, so that’s one thing that has been a true blessing I feel in, in this um, crazy, crazy world was, is that flexibility that we have [00:24:00] found. And her high school counselor is very open. To that, you know, it, it’s just like designer education almost. Um, it’s really personalized as it can be.

So that’s been, um, one true blessing of this pandemic. It, it, we’ve had to really rethink education and that, that actually came to be why our podcast is learning reimagined, because that’s truly who we are. It’s, it’s, we’ve been rethinking education. Since we could, since we started and um, yeah, 

Sandy Gamba: that was part of our mission statement.

Mm-hmm. , we knew, we, we were, we were just, we saw a desperate need and now we see it across our nation and even worldwide. How do we help these students to. To not have that gap mm-hmm. and to be able to, to maximize these benefits, these moments in time. Mm-hmm. and, and not have that hiccup in their education.

Allison Dampier: [00:25:00] Right. Yeah. So there, there are resources out there. Um, and then the elementary level, I think, I know here locally, our elementary kids have been back in school, um, every day, uh, with, with the exception of, you know, different lockdowns that have had to happen if there have been exposures or whatnot. But generally speaking, our elementary kids have been able to continue somewhat normal, , somewhat normal.

And um, so that has been a huge blessing for our parents. Um, I believe that started, it wasn’t right off the bat in September. But, um, that, that’s been a great encouragement I guess in terms of education. It’s primarily the middle schoolers and high schoolers that have suffered the most with this. Um, here in Nevada at least, and California, no kids are going to school.

I believe private schools have been open. Um, but. [00:26:00] The, the regular, the, the general population, they, they’re not, And so these poor parents are trying to do it all. And what else is out there for them? You know, what, what, As a parent who works as a parent with kids, um, at this level, what else can we be doing?

What other resources are out there, 


Sandy Gamba: So when we’re looking at how to, how to help our student at home, just navigating, making sure you, you, you keep in touch with their local school. Mm-hmm. and what resources are out there. And like I said, some schools, like you said, in your area locally. Middle eight elementary school students are already in classrooms.

Many of our communities are not like that. Yeah. So it’s just helping as a village, how do we help all of our families, all of our students, regardless of their age mm-hmm. , so highlighting what their exact needs are and any, any deficits they may have. We have to work. Helping those students gain, [00:27:00] regain their confidence.

Mm-hmm. back, whether it’s in the reading elements or the math skills, because once, once you go back into school, They’re not gonna have that confidence level, so we need to make sure that they take advantage of these moments so that they can, So there are resources out there that they can be working on and honing those skills.

Mm-hmm. . And so in essence of working on that skillset so that when they get back into their day to day, they won’t feel like they are behind their peers. Mm-hmm. , they can just move right into the next lessons. Right. 

Allison Dampier: So that, that’s one of the biggest things I want our parents to take away from this podcast is that, um, you really need to be an advocate for your student.

Um, our, our teachers and the schools, they are so overwhelmed trying to really keep our, their heads above water. You as a parent need to be able to. Go to them and say, What [00:28:00] else can I be doing for my student? What other resources, what can I have them take a course at this college? Can this count for both?

Um, during the pandemic, we’ve been doing a lot of this activity. Can that count for experiential credit? Um, just be more of an advocate for your kid and find out what else your, your schools will be willing to accept. Um, There is far more flexibility than I’ve ever seen in education, which is, is great. It really, it’s an education by design, which is kind of cool.

Um, it’s been forced upon us, but it, it’s a very, one of the positives that I see as a result of the pandemic. It’s just really rethinking how we approach education. . And so there are options out there for our parents. There are resources and there are some really cool experiences for our kids to have.

Sandy Gamba: Absolutely. And so I think taking the, the time now to look [00:29:00] at your student, see what they want and how to hone in on those skills. Mm-hmm. , I just think that being an advocate for your students is the best message that we can send. 

Allison Dampier: Yeah, absolutely. And, and I know there are correspondence courses that have been out there for a long time where, you know, you can, they would send you materials and there, there are courses that have been designed for years pre your pre pandemic where they can, um, take courses and get credit.

Um, so that, that’s one resource. And then there’s the online high schools. There are the online colleges. There are so many different. Areas that that help is out there. In addition to that, there are, um, CTE courses, the career technical. So if your student is exploring, you know, what do I wanna do after high school?

There are so many things that you could be doing online right now 

Sandy Gamba: to Oh yes, and don’t. Don’t let them get bored. I mean, there’s an incredible finance class that all students [00:30:00] should be taking and just talk about real life finances and you know, perhaps they may not need it for a requirement from high school, but you can really have that learning take place.

And so just great. Great options for students and families and, uh, it’s just, I just caution families to, before you enroll into any online course or any correspondence course, make sure that they’re accredited. Mm-hmm. , because you definitely wanna make sure that you’re. Being responsible and, and enrolling your student in the, in the, an authentic, responsible place,

Allison Dampier: And, and also check with your high school to make sure that the credit will be accepted. Mm-hmm. . Um, those are, those are some key points to, to look at. I would also encourage families to, during this downtime in education, for most of us, it’s more of a downtime for our high school kids. Because there aren’t the sports they, so they have free time.

So my [00:31:00] biggest thing is keeping my daughter busy cuz you know, idle hands, you know, that sane. So I wanna keep her as busy as possible. So another thing that we’ve talked about is an A C T prep class. You know, just giving them, because this is not gonna last forever. We know that normalcy will come back in, in our world, whatever that’s going to look like in terms of academics, I don’t quite know.

I’m hoping there’s been some adjustment and that we’ve learned from this. Um, but regardless, a C T S A T that’s gonna come back, that’s going to become a requirement if it’s not already for the colleges. Um, so get the kids involved in those types of prep classes now, you know, and it doesn’t have to be online.

You can buy books. The bookstores are still open. You can order a A C T S A T prep book. Um, keep them engaged, planning for their future. And if, if college is not their future, look at cte. Courses and, um, different trade schools, different, different things to keep them engaged. [00:32:00] That’s very, very important during this.

Downtime in education is what I’m calling it. ? Yes. 

Sandy Gamba: Let’s pause this. Pause, Yes. As we embrace it. Absolutely. Mm-hmm. , there’s been so many great things that have come from this pause, if you will. So it’s, it’s, it’s great. It’s a good, good reset for many, 

Allison Dampier: for many. Yes. Absolutely. Yeah. But again, if you have any questions or if you want us to give you some more resources, please send us an email.

We will happily get back to you. Um, but yeah, we’re, we’re here to help. We want, we want our kids happy. We want our kids educated. We want them ready for the strong future that that’s ahead of them. So, um, anything we can do to help, just reach out. We’re 

Sandy Gamba: here for you. It’s been such a pleasure. 

Allison Dampier: All right, everyone, have a wonderful day and we’ll see you next time on Learning Reimagined.