Teaching Profession Video

WATCH: Teaching in the Time of Coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic has impacted every aspect of life in the United States, school buildings across the country have closed and learning has moved online. Teachers have needed to rapidly adapt to their new teaching environments.

Amongst others, we hear from a 2nd grade teacher in Arkansas working in a school where 80 percent of students are English-language learners, and an 8th grade teacher in Hawaii trying to share the nuances of Romeo and Juliet through video conference. Though they’ve experienced challenges unique to them, to their grade level, to their region, and their subject matter, they also share many commonalities in the highs and lows of their new normal.

In the first piece of this series, we hear from all four teachers who provide a barometer of sorts on the state of education in the early days and weeks of the pandemic. Subsequent pieces will follow up with each teacher as the school year ends and they look ahead to the summer and fall amidst the uncertainty that remains over what the new school year will bring.

Teaching Profession Video Teaching in the Time of Coronavirus: Meet the Teachers
First in a series of five videos, we hear from teachers who share their experiences in adapting to teaching during the coronavirus pandemic.
Jaclyn Borowski, June 4, 2020
Teaching Video Justin Minkel on Teaching Vulnerable Populations During the Pandemic
Justin Minkel, an Arkansas teacher, discusses his concerns for the vulnerable population he teaches and what he’s preparing for come fall.
Jaclyn Borowski, June 11, 2020
Teaching Video Christina Torres on Leading Her Students Through the Anti-Racism Movement, and a Pandemic
Christina Torres discusses the steps she’s taking to prepare for the fall, including teaching her students about anti-racism.
Jaclyn Borowski, June 19, 2020
Equity & Diversity Video Russell Stahlke on The Pre-Pandemic Education Crisis and Where We Go From Here
Russell Stahlke on the challenges education was facing before the pandemic and the steps needed to get all students to an equitable place.
Jaclyn Borowski, June 25, 2020

Sponsored in part by The NEA Foundation.

Video Credits:
Filmed by: Justin Minkel, Christina Torres, Ariel Sacks, and Russell Stahlke
Edited and Produced by: Jaclyn Borowski