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Akron Teachers Keeping Students Engaged In A Year Of Constant Change

Jenny Hamel, ideastream |

Learning isn’t easy for students or parents during a pandemic, with classrooms closed and lessons delivered remotely.

It’s not easy for teachers, either. In front of a computer screen instead of a classroom, they work to keep their often distracted students engaged, but not overwhelmed. They miss the interaction in-person schooling affords – the chance to help with emotional issues or simply to give and receive a reassuring hug.

And many teachers are parents themselves, teaching their students while also supervising their own children’s learning. It’s a lot.

Ideastream talked with four Akron Public Schools teachers about how they’re adapting to a year of massive change.

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