Teaching Profession Video

Teaching in the Time of Coronavirus: Meet the Teachers

By Jaclyn Borowski — June 4, 2020 3:49

First in a series of five videos, teachers from Hawaii, Arkansas, New York and Washington share the insights and the challenges they’ve faced adapting to teaching remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. Their stories share some common threads – schools and students dealing with technology issues (or a lack thereof), the uncertainty of when and if they’ll be back in their classrooms, and a feeling of missing their “kids” as online learning falls short in providing the connection they value with their students. They also have unique takeaways and positive moments that demonstrate the good that continues to happen in classrooms even as those interactions have moved online.

Jaclyn Borowski is the visuals editor for Education Week leading video and photo initiatives.

Sponsored in part by The NEA Foundation.


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