A New Way to Learn
ALVARADO, TEX. – When face-to-face classes ended in March, many were hopeful that it would only be temporary. Unfortunately, as coronavirus COVID-19 cases continued to increase, it became apparent that school for this year would have to continue virtually.
It was an education for many teachers who had never taught classes online before. In addition to learning new online software, teachers had to learn new ways of teaching and tutoring without being together. When some of our teachers discovered there were students without internet connections, they took it upon themselves to make assignment packets, put on masks and gloves and drop off the work at students’ homes. Their dedication and hard work were unparalleled!
Students had to learn new ways of learning, studying and working together. Zoom and Google Classroom became places where students socialized, learned and grew beyond what they already learned.
Our graduating kindergarteners, eighth graders and seniors had to celebrate and be honored in different ways. This is a school year that will definitely be included in future history books.
Principals, teachers, students and parents, I applaud you for your perseverance to complete this past school year as best as possible.
It was a challenge for all, but many utilized their creativity to make the best of the situation.
Your drive to finish strong did not go unnoticed.
By Kisha Norris
Vice President for Education