Online Learning Update

July 17, 2019

The first online class I taught included both a homeless student and an Olympic athlete

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:09 am

by SHERI MCKEEVER, Hechinger Report

In my first class, I had a homeless student from St. Paul and another who was training for the Olympics in the Duluth area. Both were concerned about their education and wanted to succeed. They had unique circumstances, yet they shared many common challenges — internet access, enough time to complete assignments, anxiety about failure. The entire class shared their stories, and their worries, with one another and reinforced each student’s strengths and perseverance. We worked hard as a class to find common ground and cultivate our strengths. Technology has enabled me to connect with my students in ways I never had when I taught in a traditional classroom.

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