We won’t be going back to “normal,” post-pandemic. A year of profound disruption promises to reshape K-12 education, while also bringing new advances to the fore.
From the unknown emotional impacts of the pandemic to the uncertain extent of student learning loss, educators aren’t sure what awaits them when in-person learning resumes.
Classroom educators have a unique influence in helping students navigate not just the academic but also the social challenges of post-pandemic education.
Teachers and parents are scrabbling for the right tools to help them with managing students. Too many are coming up empty-handed in this new world of distance learning.
With K-12 schools increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals, there are steps classroom teachers can take to help their schools avoid falling prey to ransomware.
It is my job to motivate and mold my students, to keep them engaged, to build reading and writing confidence in all who enter my virtual classroom.
Teachers are dedicated. They’re trying to make the best of the challenges that the pandemic is presenting. But their stress levels are months ahead of what they should be.
Would K-12 students be able to maintain physical distance? Could they keep their mouths and noses covered? COVID-19 seemed to present a daunting classroom-management challenge.
Once the school where I teach began giving lessons online through Google Meet, it didn’t take long to realize that teaching behind a screen is not the same as teaching in a school.