This post was written by MaiCherish Harris, WGBY education intern and student at Elms College:
When schools originally closed, families believed it would only be for a short period of time. That time was extended repeatedly until schools were finally closed for the rest of the year. This was a difficult change for everyone involved.
Even now some educators are unsure how to
make their virtual classrooms inviting and productive environments.
A PBSTeachersLounge piece entitled 5 virtual ways to build a classroom community can help. By doing things like spirit week and “including opportunities for asynchronous participation,” you can help insure the success of students learning in a virtual environment.