It was September 2020, and another disrupted school year was about to begin. In many places around the country, pencils and folders were yet again traded for iPads and laptops. Recess and gym class were traded for Zoom breakout rooms and online co-curricular activities. The ominous red pen that teachers use to give students corrections was traded for track changes and live feedback. Students were still showing up excited to learn, but their entire experience as students was fundamentally different from prior years. To say the same about a teacher’s experience during this time and even now is an understatement.
Image: A student at Brooke Charter School in Massachusetts. BROOKE CHARTER SCHOOLS