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.
In-person instruction has been a common source of stress during what I have dubbed “The Year of COVID,” with instructions on how to teach changing by the second.
As school districts nationwide grapple with re-entry concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, the most basic needs of some of our most vulnerable children may be overlooked.