Having worked with students across the education spectrum – with the tiniest learners through Plant the Seed of Learning, to student teachers at West Chester University – I have garnered a deep appreciation for the unique ways students learn.
Earlier this year, as the widespread impact of COVID-19 began to take root, those of us working in education were faced with the challenge of finding ways to support teachers and schools as they shifted to distance learning to ensure students in our state were not left out of the education equation.
In a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic turned our lives upside down. What we thought might be a few weeks of working and learning from home, quickly turned into the norm.
State Rep. calls for new approach to school learning — "Since I was elected to the State House of Representatives, I have tried to be a voice for the voiceless, advocating for those who haven’t always been able to advocate for themselves, including our state’s students...."
Amidst enormous uncertainty, the debate about whether to reopen schools — and how — is contentious. The only certainty is that in any scenario, kids will spend less time in the classroom next year than ever before.