Teaching in Times of Covid

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Possibly one of the most challenging jobs during the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent lockdowns, has been teaching. Teaching in times of COVID-19 is not only challenging for teachers of all grade levels, but it can also be stressful. Ensuring the safety and hygiene of your students whilst trying to teach them their daily lessons can be an almost impossible task. And when schools extended to virtual learning platforms during the initial lockdowns, the role of teacher also extended to educator, tech expert, remote team manager, and at home worker.

Still, today’s teachers did whatever they could to ensure that their students received an education and that social distancing, hand hygiene, and proper PPE usage occurred in the classroom when schools reopened.

So, what does the typical day look like for a teacher during the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent lockdowns?

Many teachers begin their days by ensuring the classroom is sanitised and that desks are properly spaced at least 2 metres apart. This has created some issues in schools where most classrooms were already at capacity.

Then they place hand sanitiser throughout the classroom and as each student comes into class, ensures that they are wearing their face mask properly before directing them to the hand sanitiser station, and then to their desk.

Once all students are in the classroom and seated, the teacher once again checks mask usage and reminds students of the COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Now teaching can begin. But not before the teacher sets up the webcam to provide a live class feed for any students who are home sick or in quarantine. This means that the teacher must either teach all of the in-class and at-home students at the same time or stay later and provide virtual classes for the students at home.

Throughout the school day, the teacher must continue to regulate mask usage, social distancing, and hand hygiene to ensure the health and safety of every student.

Once the school day is over, many teachers must stay to properly sanitise the classroom, create the next day’s lesson plan with both in-class and at-home students in mind, before finally leaving for the day to recover whilst always remembering to look after their own health and safety.

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