(Originally posted May 13, 2020)
When our governor declared in March that learning would continue while schools are closed, he added that the creativity of teachers would get us through this quarantine.
Indeed, the creativity and hard work of teachers keeping students focused and engaged with learning has been impressive. However, we all have to shift our thinking in order to make distance learning work for each student. Teachers are only one third of the equation. Teachers must rethink how to structure learning so that parents and students can develop routines and apply self-direction skills to accomplish the work.