As schools closed without warning in response to the coronavirus threat, teachers across California had to innovate and find new ways to connect with and support their students. In this section, teachers share how they confronted this monumental challenge.
Members of the EdSource Community Network, including students, parents, teachers and early education providers talk about their back-to-school concerns in the face of the delta variant.
A teacher shares how she and her colleagues are preparing to support students through a school year that is possibly even more challenging than the 2020-21 pandemic year.
Students can make impressive gains in reading even under difficult circumstances if guided and encouraged to think for themselves.
Many of the 136 veteran California teachers surveyed found hybrid learning was enervating, and districts didn't seek advice on reopening.
AB1316 would close numerous schools and displace thousands of students and families throughout California.
Listening to families and cultivating community ties is key to reconnecting as students and teachers return to school after the pandemic.
Educators and policymakers alike must listen to students to understand what they need to heal and recover from the traumas of the past year.
Many teachers agree that distance learning forced them to focus on what's important and to listen closely to the views of students.
EdSource's Teachers Advisory Committee reflects on in-person instruction and their view of students and teaching.
Teachers surveyed report they’ve relied primarily on their colleagues and themselves to figure out teaching during the pandemic.
The classroom shouldn’t be isolated from what happens in the real world; it should be an extension of students’ lives.
Free online tools can help teachers fill in the inevitable gaps caused by distance learning.
Many ancillary educational programs have been devastated by the pandemic and are counting on support from parents, teachers and the community to survive.
We need support systems in place now, not after mental health incidents begin to surface and escalate.
Teachers should nurture relationships with parents, just as they do with their students.