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.
Teachers must learn to embrace diversity and recognize that cultural differences are assets, not barriers.
In this new environment, the stakes are even higher.
New president of the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers shares what it has been like teach in a district where she is one of only a handful of Black teachers.
Teachers realize there is more to distance learning than keeping the children’s study skills fresh, and adapt their classes to meet the need.
The in-person contact and interaction is essential to student success in the fall.
A Q&A with Cecily Myart-Cruz.
Teachers can partner with students, families and colleague to establish a caring classroom community, even if it’s from a distance.
Don't lose hope, find ways to help others, stay connected.
Instead of baleful predictions, let's focus on the changes that should come about.
Students' basic needs for love and belonging must be met before getting back to meaningful academic learning.
For this generation of young people, the coronavirus crisis will be the defining moment of their lives.
Teachers heard students were missing school and wanted to let students know they were being missed, too.
Coronavirus creates need, opportunity for teachers to focus on social-emotional support for their students.
Gaps in access to technology forces teacher to innovate to reach his students and their parents.
Schools and teachers must focus on creative, workable solutions to provide their students with education during school closures.