The past 8 months of teaching have been exhausting. I wish we had leadership in the NYC DOE that prepared us for opening in September. Unfortunately we do not.

I am looking to find ways to create community within my remote classrooms. Building community is hard. The students do not turn on their cameras. I do not blame them or force them to. That could be another layer of trauma for them I am not willing to put them through that. What I am looking for is was that can express who they are asynchronously. They need to feel like they are apart of a class.