Teaching in Troubling Times

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as we deal with closed campuses and everything going online, we find ourselves teaching in the face of an array of circumstances that make learning difficult. The undercurrents of the unknown run deep. There are our own health concerns and those of the ones we love. There are financial worries. Will there be food in the grocery stores? How do we avoid getting on each other’s nerves here at home? How long will this last? And finally, how do we teach when minds and hearts are a thousand places other than learning?

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