Behind all the anger, fear and frustration through the pandemic, behind all the changes in rules, and procedures, stood the teachers.
Teachers left trying to focus on the learning during the pandemic while others argued about everything else.
“Last year I had 163 students in my class, on my roll, roster,” said Seneca Denman, a teacher at Boude Storey Middle School. “I had 65 -70 kids showing up every day, that’s a lot of kids not coming to school.”
Denman said she kept hearing debates that remote learning wasn’t working. She laughed saying the problem wasn’t the instruction, it was behavior.
“When it came to be participating, (students would say) ‘I’m not in the classroom, you can’t make me, I’m at home.’
Denman said the ones who actually participated, learned and did very well. The technology made learning improve.
“I can tell you amazing stories about how my kindergarten students progressed in…