[This is part of a series of emails about how the Pandemic has impacted and influenced K12 education]
This one is simple. I have only three things to advice the schools:
- Be supportive – in words and in action
- Ask the experts – Accept that you are not prepared to do it all by yourself and seek help
- Get out of the way – Don’t micromanage the teachers, instead empower them even more than before to adopt some new methods
Finally, be prepared to offer a hybrid learning environment for some time in the future. Occasionally, allowing teachers to teach from home and students to learn from home, etc. even after the schools reopen would be a great idea. Think about it.