Behind all the anger, fear, and frustration of the pandemic, behind all the changes in rules and procedures, the teacher stood.
The teacher left trying to focus on learning during the pandemic while others were discussing everything else.
“Last year, there were 163 students in the class and they were on the roster,” said Seneca Denman, a teacher at the Boude Storey Middle School. “I see 65-70 children every day. That’s a lot of the kids who aren’t in school.”
Denman said he continued to hear the argument that distance learning was not working. She laughed that the problem was not an instruction, but an action.
“When I started attending (students would say)” I’m not in the classroom, you can’t make me, I’m at home. ”
Denman said those who actually participated, learned, and were very successful. This technology has improved learning.
Jose Armendaris, a teacher at John J. Persing Elementary, said: He found some new ways to teach what he says had an immediate impact on how students retained information.
The educators we talked to overwhelmingly say that returning to pre-pandemic teaching is a mistake.
Michael Hinojosa, director of the Dallas ISD, said: “I think this is the greatest opportunity ever to transform the potential of education.”
Do you want to rethink?
Educators across the country point out that the school model remains the same for so many students over the years. Students are learning in the same way that their great-grandparents made some adjustments along the way. Is it a time of dramatic change? Many people say “yes”, how? From technology to vocational training, business partnerships to stronger teachers, you’ll hear everything.
Kim Anderson, Executive Secretary of the National Education Association, said:
Seneca Denman told us that no matter what the big decision makers say, they know where their heads are.
“I’ll never go back to teaching the way before the pandemic. I learned a few things,” she said. A piece of technology will be there, it will never disappear. A whole new world has just opened. “