Silver linings in K-12 online learning
These efforts have been brave, however they have also taken their toll. Tales of fatigue and burnout by instructors, and seclusion and disappointment by trainees, are typical and frequently accompanied by weeps of wanting to go back to schools and get back to “regular.” For lots of, this crisis has resulted in serious negative outcomes, including scholastic backsliding and anxiety.
Karen Santos Rogers, Associate Dean of Education, Trinity Washington UniversityKaren Santos Rogers is the Associate Dean of Education at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC. Her research study focuses on literacy and educational innovation.
However, there is a silver lining– not everybody is merely “enduring” the pandemic; lots of students are flourishing in the online environment. These stories are crucial since they advise us that when it pertains to education, one size does not fit all. While getting back to school is critical to the success of many, we need to likewise consider what is operating in the online environment and recognize for whom its working– to create a more equitable landscape for those who have a hard time in conventional designs, including numerous students of color.
Across the country, teachers have been discovering new innovations and pedagogies to make sure students are effective, often with little to no training and couple of resources. Students have actually been working hard, attempting to adjust to the new online knowing environment, and doing their finest to keep up.
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