Working from home can be tough for educators who feed off the energy of their students and coworkers, but there are ways to feel more connected.
When Covid-19 made distance learning the most viable option to keep school communities safe, teachers adapted. But it was hard. Physical separation from students and colleagues forced some educators to learn how to manage loneliness. Some teachers felt guilty teaching remotely because they didn’t feel that they were teaching effectively. Communicating care through computer screens felt impersonal.
When the pandemic struck, the world asked teachers to do things they hadn’t learned in “teacher school.” They had to become skilled in the pedagogy of love and loneliness.
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