Teresa Johnson-Javaloyes’ fourth graders from Curley K-8 wrote limericks about learning from home and shared what they learned from their research of U.S. landmarks during a Zoom class. See a screenshot below!
Reflecting on her virtual lesson experience, Curley dance teacher Kim Taylor Knight writes:
“Even in isolation, using alien methods of teaching 4 -7 year olds, I see bright glimmers of the future. As students dance during Zoom calls, my fear evaporates. Children are resilient beings, and they lead us to total acceptance of our own vulnerability as they joyously express themselves with unbridled enthusiasm.
Before the shutdown, it seemed that technology was not being utilized in ways that expanded the students’ pathways into the curriculum. [Now] we are learning to embrace new methods to teach our diverse classrooms. I believe this time has given teachers new avenues to reach all students, many who respond better in these non-traditional ways.”
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