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From remote to hybrid and back again: Teachers and students need more consistency

From remote to hybrid and back again: Teachers and students need more consistency
Since March, I have taught high school theatre in person, remotely, in a hybrid model, and remotely. I developed and redeveloped curriculum for each modality. I found that my students and I can learn and connect in any form of school, even when students huddled to stay warm in the theater because windows had to stay open. But bouncing back and forth, without warning or clear communication, is simply not sustainable.

(Wes Parnell/for New York Daily News) Students need consistency.(Wes Parnell/for New York Daily News) Together with my school community, we have tried to focus only on what we can control and to provide a modicum of stability and joy in the classroom.The Daily News Flash Newsletter Weekdays You are now following this newsletter.Ruth Diaz, 29, helps her son Ivith Xabier Rohas Diaz, 8, with online learning after his school, PS 169, sent kids home after an increase in COVID cases in the neighborhood.

Ruth Diaz, 29, helps her son Ivith Xabier Rohas Diaz, 8, with online learning.We have been united from our administration on down, meeting daily with fellow teachers and weekly with administrators to strategize on effective ways to deliver remote instruction, in-person instruction and social-emotional support to our students.

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