COVID and the Adjustments

What Teachers Have Learned
Posted on 02/27/2021
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It's a school day at Findley Elementary in Akron, but it's eerily quiet, according to Dean of Students Theresa Essandoh.

“This is our playground, and it’s such a sad sight that there aren’t any kids running around,” she said.

The kids are at home in front of computers.

Classes haven’t been held inside this building since last March when the pandemic first hit. Essandoh says the experience has been surreal.

“It’s very Twilight Zone to have empty classrooms and quiet hallways, empty playgrounds and cafeterias,” she said.

She says going remote radically altered how the classroom setting is used to connect with kids.

“The setting was ripped away from us, and teachers are redefining what it means to be a teacher and what it means to teach,” Essandoh said. Read more here>>.
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