Since school started this year (really, since it ended abruptly in March), I've seen lots of praise for teachers, and the large majority of that praise is warranted. Good job and thank you!
But ya' know who's not getting any of the credit? The kids. They're also dealing with the same situation, learning in completely new ways, working outside the normal hours (and walls) of school, in programs they've never dealt with before.
And I don't see any of the same praise or understanding extended to them.
My kids' (excellent, competent) teachers make mistakes every single day. They post a broken link, an incorrect article, can't figure out why their screen all of a sudden won't share, thought they posted an assignment 10 days ago but it never went live, etc. Sometimes they realize, sometimes the students have to point it out to them, sometimes it's corrected, sometimes not, and the kids adapt and deal with it. That's understandable, it's bound to happen.
But when a student's internet blinks and they get kicked out, a mic or speaker goes out for a moment and they miss something important, or they submitted an assignment and it wasn't received on the teacher's end, there is no understanding, and no grace.
If you know me (and my husband, but moreso me haha), we take school, and accountability overall, pretty seriously. I'm not looking for a free pass. I'm looking for the same grace that's extended to teachers, to be extended to students.
If it's rough on you as an adult, try to imagine how hard the kids (little and big!) are working to keep up.