Today, EdSource publishes findings of a survey by the Inverness Institute of about 100 veteran teachers from across the state, who share their experiences and insights from the classroom during the turbulent 2021-22 school year. The results were intriguing, and their concerns are unnerving. Inverness is an education research nonprofit.

For a preview, EdSource’s John Fensterwald spoke with two of the principal researchers involved in the survey, Daniel Humphrey and Allison Murray.

For in-depth analysis of the survey findings as well as more teacher voices, see the main survey page below.

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  1. Dan 4 weeks ago4 weeks ago

    The Covid event shows what an integral part school plays in young people's enculturation and socialization. Depriving them of that for a year, something they instinctively know they need and didn't get, has had a cost. Teachers are seeing that cost firsthand. The "good news" is, look how important schools are. Teachers are popularly characterized in all sorts of ways that are true, untrue, flamboyant, and demeaning. But as Covid has shown, … Read More

    The Covid event shows what an integral part school plays in young people’s enculturation and socialization. Depriving them of that for a year, something they instinctively know they need and didn’t get, has had a cost. Teachers are seeing that cost firsthand. The “good news” is, look how important schools are.

    Teachers are popularly characterized in all sorts of ways that are true, untrue, flamboyant, and demeaning. But as Covid has shown, they play a pivotal role in society itself. FWIW.

  2. el 1 month ago1 month ago

    Is there a transcript available, or is video the only option?

  3. Nicole Amaral 1 month ago1 month ago

    The only problem with teaching during Covid has been all of the crap protocol. Masks, distancing, quarantining etc. All unnecessary and should stop. Also challenging is dealing with students who are 1-3 grade levels behind due to closing the schools. That should never have happened and our society will deal with this for decades.

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    • Anne 4 weeks ago4 weeks ago

      @Nicole-As a classroom teacher this past year at an urban school with fluctuating rates of Covid within the both the class and the grade level, I can sincerely say that I was appreciative of my district’s safety protocols, especially related to class ventilation, air purification and masking for both staff and students. I feel that continuing these safety protocols throughout this past school year, beginning to end, and not rescinding them in March 2022, … Read More

      @Nicole-As a classroom teacher this past year at an urban school with fluctuating rates of Covid within the both the class and the grade level, I can sincerely say that I was appreciative of my district’s safety protocols, especially related to class ventilation, air purification and masking for both staff and students.

      I feel that continuing these safety protocols throughout this past school year, beginning to end, and not rescinding them in March 2022, could have resulted in fewer of my students contracting Covid and thus being absent from school. I feel this study accurately reflects what I observed in terms of student learning loss from distance learning compounded with additional learning loss from higher than average absence rates due to student illness.