February 4th, 2022

Pandemic calls for us to rethink impossible expectations of teachers

The role of the teacher in this crisis environment has been impossibly expansive: All at once, a teacher may have to serve as a student’s content expert, surrogate parent, social worker, mentor and tech support professional. Before vaccines were available, teachers were at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19. Yet teachers continued to assume their expansive role to support our children, and despite a recent surge in cases, they continue to do just that.