Over the past week and a half, Public Impact’s Sharon Kebschull Barrett has interviewed many current and past Opportunity Culture Fellows about their shifts to at-home learning—what’s going well, what worries them, and what tips they have for other Opportunity Culture educators and districts.
Use this link to find these stories of how great teachers adapted in the early weeks after school closures—four columns so far, with more to come next week, including some from Opportunity Culture principals.
Opportunity Culture Fellows are chosen for their leadership and success helping students make high learning growth. But more than anything right now, these educators miss and worry about their students. They have connected with every student they possibly can (and worry greatly about the few they haven’t reached), and say their first concern was students’ food and safety. Many praised their districts for quickly replacing school breakfasts and lunches—and distributing technology for teaching and learning from home.
After taking care of basics, these great educators are back to focusing on helping students achieve their learning potential. Here are some of their tips for other educators—read their full stories for more: