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RE@LCast™ Listen: Rebecca Main: “I’m stepping into something that was always my dream and something I’ve always wanted to do.”

by | Jun 5, 2022 | RE@L StudentCorner | 0 comments

Another school year has come an end, and in some cases, parents, students and teachers alike are providing a unified ‘good riddance’ to a school year impacted (again) with many challenges.

School stakeholders have endured yet another school year of uncertainty with the debates that come with a pandemic. Masks or no masks. Vaccinations or no vaccinations. Virtual learning or no virtual learning. 

Then let’s not forget the curriculum challenges that come with the teaching of United States history. And critical race theory. Our schools have endured more high profile challenges this year than ever. Add to that the specter of mass shootings and it’s no wonder that schools are facing an unprecedented increase in mental health challenges for staff and students alike! 

At the end of the day, our schools will survive these challenges, and they will do so because parents, teachers, and students know the importance of a strong system of education both now and in the future. 

At RE@L, we give a standing ovation to the thousands of educators who have kept the proverbial train on the tacks this year. One of those individuals is Rebecca Main, a health and physical education teacher from Cyber Village Academy in Minnesota and a long-time friend to us at RE@L

In this edition of RE@LCast™, Rebecca shares the highlights of her classroom experiences with RE@L’s 1Up On Vaping™ anti-tobacco, anti-smoking, anti-vaping curriculum. In the aftermath of a difficult school year, she outlines the typically unseen positives in the school year. And, she discusses the difficult decision she has made to step away from the classroom to pursue other health and physical education related occupations. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN or click the RE@LCast™ banner below. It’s an end-of-the-school-year RE@LCast™ featuring RE@LInsights from RE@LPractitioner, Rebecca Main.

[READ THE INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT HERE]

To all of our educators, we at RE@L know it’s not enough to simply say ‘thank you’ or ‘have a great summer’. We truly are in a time and place where our educators must be strategic about planning a summer break that truly serves to rejuvenate the mind, spirit, and soul. Indeed, the most important time in front of all of us lies ahead and not behind. Enjoy.

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Randy Nelson

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Randy Nelson is a retired educator of 38 years. He served students as a high school speech, theater, and English teacher. He served colleagues as a director of curriculum and instruction; and, most recently he served the La Crosse, WI school district as its superintendent of schools. He has a strong leadership track record promoting choice and innovation via unique community partnerships. He currently serves RE@L, inc as its Director of Education.