Summary: This article addresses the question of how we can maintain connections between teachers and students and between students and their peers as schools close to flatten the spread of COVID19. The author makes some suggestions to make online learning more personal for everyone involved.
Source: Beth Rabbitt, EdSurge, March 16. 2020
Description: “The decision leaders are making to close schools, then, is a wrenching one. Not just because of the potential for lost learning time (a considerable challenge with potentially long-lasting effects), but because of the very real, critical role schools serve for students on a daily basis. Beyond the physical supports of school (food, warmth, safe spaces), kids need interaction with peers and caring adults for development. Making the effort to keep engaging students, even if we have to do it remotely, is worth it and, for some, likely life-saving.”