These 9 Photos Demonstrate the Reality Of In-Person Learning Right Now
Every school in every state in every district has to decide the fate of their teachers and students: whether they should do online teaching or in-person. Whichever one the school decides to move forward with looks very different than a typical school day we’re used to.
Teachers who work in a district that requiring them to go back have to keep safety top of mind for their students. Besides the obvious, such as wearing masks, there are lots of other precautions they’re taking.
Here are just some photos that teachers have recently shared their “COVID classrooms” and how they’re keeping students (and themselves) safe if their school is reopening.
Desks Spaced 3 Feet Apart
My friend’s classroom in a neighboring county returning face to face:28 desks. 2.5- 3ft spacing. Blue zone for the teacher only. Masks optional. pic.twitter.com/rpSUbrnJFS
— Aaron Avera (@AaronAvera) August 3, 2020
And Less “Scary” Desks Spaced Apart
A first grade teacher didn’t want her classroom to look scary to children because of the dividers so she decided to make it fun 🥰 #TEACHers #teachertwitter #backtoschoolsafely #BackToSchool2020 #BackToSchool pic.twitter.com/rYFZjEEw2V
— Evan Kirstel #RemoteWork (@EvanKirstel) August 19, 2020
All The Soap
The past few times I’ve gone to my classroom there’s been NO SOAP🤯 luckily got my hands on some at the dollar tree after having no luck finding any. Now I gotta hide my stash🤫 pic.twitter.com/1IToBKPps0
— Ms. Nelson (@MsNelson305) August 10, 2020
“Do Not Cross” Tape
— Miss O’Hare 🏼♀️🧪 (@MissCOHare) August 11, 2020
Plastic Barriers for the Teacher’s Desk…
This is the one of the barriers against COVID-19 that the University of Georgia set up. pic.twitter.com/34MCpJEwGo
— colette arrand (@colettearrand) August 6, 2020
…And For the Students’ Desks
As president of a school board in Orange County, CA, I bought $85,000 worth of plexiglass for our 9,000 students to sit behind, and masks for all. That’s if we can get off the watch list of Governor @GavinNewsom . It’s tough out here in OC! Here’s a classroom set up. You like ? pic.twitter.com/QEHpZtmzlm
— Gina Clayton-Tarvin (@gclaytontarvin) August 10, 2020
— Kasey Cavanaugh (@KaseyCavanaugh2) August 18, 2020
Never did I ever think I’d be covering my classroom library with a shower curtain pic.twitter.com/SRFfdsv0SA
— Lesley Snyder (@lesleymsnyder) August 11, 2020
Today, I helped my wife hang some stuff in her classroom. Her school is opening on 8/17. I put the yard stick (it’s actually a “meter stick”) on the desks to show how far apart they are. Spoiler alert: that’s not six feet. pic.twitter.com/bsJx1b3JrV
— Spurgeon Hendrick (@OTD_Colonel) August 4, 2020
What do you think about these classrooms of 2020? How else do you think teachers can keep their students safe?