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I feel like there is an easier way to do this on line learning. Same grade teachers at the same school should be one big group. For example: One teacher has the discussion or lecture and does the presentation to all classrooms. One teacher mans the computer to answer questions that come in and handles any tech issues. Another teacher grades assignment and takes role and handles the admin part. Wouldn’t this be easier? Teachers could rotate or just stay in one role.

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Yes! Live sessions once a day and the kid attends the teacher that his period is. With digital attendance tracking, no problem. 100 kids in the meeting okay because the other teacher monitors the chat and goguardian etc. I also thought that a schedule for grade level can happen. Math English lecture in the morning PE and elective before lunch science and history after lunch. Teachers rotate who presents. Many teachers have taken online education classes yet, because this is new to too many they tried to maintain a similar structure to lessen the stress...not working. My group of teachers, I’ve been forcing the planning to be done (small changes permitted of course) so it’s not the focus. Maintaining the schedule and helping the kids to be the focus. Every time my admin asks about my classes progress I bring up all the things we did to “help” our students and how I’m adjusting to these awkward demands. Nevada...lowest 5 states in education due to attendance, level of how education is important to families, and admin trying new things each year and not letting the bugs get worked out. 350000 students...yes we are still hiring. Oh and we are accepting tourists but have been told to stay home. A hotel is standing by to help you cure your Covid-19 lockdown blues. No shows to go see and you still have to watch the football game in your hotel rooms. Sanitation wipes available for all slot machines. No open bars but the cocktail waitresses will bring you something if you ask. Buffets...gone. My point is priorities. Money still runs this country. If we show that one teacher can teach 100+ kids, they would reduce staff. So I see the point made about getting us back to the building. They aren’t thinking how to make this run well and most efficient, but how to survive. Families don’t need survival from schools but a system that can work for them. Elementary asked for am and pm sessions. I believe most were denied due to union. If teachers teamed up, parents could handle the education if it worked with their schedules. In our 24 hour town, it can never be perfect. Sorry : first full week back after three short weeks and I got sick. I’ve been frustrated with this system. That’s why I like this app, it allows me to vent and see we all are on the same page. Good luck everyone. 4 weeks until winter break!

It sounds like it would be an efficient way to do it, but it also sounds like it would put more distance between teachers and students. Like co-teaching, you wouldn't want to just throw all of your 9th grade teachers together and say, "well, this is the way we are going to do it for now." If you could get admin to buy into this model, I think you would have to get a group of volunteer teachers together and train them over a summer. We didn't have a summer last year. We worked online all summer because we changed our email, our platform, our technology, everything, and then it was September! We are back in school, now, but two systems that were back shut down again. Our superintendent held his ground and said we'll stay the course for now. That's great! Change is good, but not like this. The biggest problem I see, now, with online learning is that none of us were trained well enough for this and we're still learning as we go. That's the part I hate because I am not even in close proximity to a comfort zone. My frustration level is way up there, but I can cope with it. My students' frustration levels are way up there, too, but they aren't coping well. In fact, their idea of coping is to do nothing, and somehow it will work out in the end. One good thing has come out of all this, and that's virtual meetings. We could have had virtual meetings before now, but they just had to have us in meetings where we couldn't work on something else while we were listening. I hope that never goes back to "normal!"

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I love your idea. Call my a cynic. Admin and superintendents don’t want distance learning to work. A huge part of our job as teachers is babysitting. This way mommy and daddy can go out and make money. That’s why the return to brick and mortar is mandated in so many states.

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accurate. School choices and options are poison to Admin.

This is a great idea! Makes total sense!! We departmentalized for parts of our day, so this would allow us to switch roles AND the kids already know all of us. Now, I don’t honestly think admin don’t want virtual learning to work. Kids NEED to be in school. Kids need the socialization, the face to face learning, and all the interactions that come with that. Elementary students especially. While I do believe some parents treat school as a babysitter, we have so many more roles. And for a lot of kids, school is their only safe, warm place to be.

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Yes school is a safe haven for some. But to save the sanity of the teachers you should be allowed to do what you need to teach virtually and stay sane. And yes we teach centers and rotate kids and classes usually so why not virtually as well? Also if kids are different levels then why not have different teachers teach different levels as well instead of one teacher trying to do it all?

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At the high school level, we have to assign a schedule. So things happen like a student can't take two classes offered the same hour. All the learning is online anyway, and mostly packet, so what difference does it make if there is a conflict? A teacher should offer x number of subjects and then every student who needs that should be enrolled. This is a golden opportunity to give students every class they need regardless of whether it doesn't fit in the traditional sense. It's one of the few pluses I see to this remote education. Only we are not taking advantage.

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Or packets. :)

That’s what happened in my district. We are a K-6 district and all the specialists, classroom aides, resource teachers, etc. are paired with a homeroom teacher to assist for the first half of the day. The kids go home for lunch and then attend specials, interventions, and office hours virtually. It’s been working out really well for my paired teacher & me, but there are some personalities that just don’t mix... Kindergarten teachers have their classroom aides with them and they have AM & PM students.

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I'm not sure why this isn't being done- teachers tend to be a little posessive of their own classes/students and maybe afraid to relinquish control... is that it? maybe if we didn't have the pressure of evaluations in the same way.... just thinking

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Oh yes. True. I guess I’m just hearing the teachers that are overwhelmed with the on line lesson part. I am an elementary PE teacher so I don’t teach on line and I don’t have the pressure like most. I feel like teachers should be empowered to do whatever is the best for all. I didn’t take in account the pressure of the #’s and how it affects evaluations.

Excellent idea. Teachers nor students are robots. Working together produces much better environment and learning.

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Some people are great at giving interesting lectures and lessons. Why not utilize that and free up teachers for the students and questions? There could even be a universal lesson for all to learn from. Teachers are able to give more support individually. It just seems overwhelming to be in charge of the technical issues, grading, attendance issues, giving a lesson on line. My mind is always looking for more effective ways to execute things I guess. Whether or not I have all the info I need to do it. Lol.

I work at a K-8 school with one teacher per grade level. I like the idea, but it would not work for me. I am the kindergarten teacher, and I am seeing most parents (moms) are at home sitting near their kids, or juggling working at home and working with their kids. I have gotten into a groove, and I feel like things are working for me right now (virtually teaching) although I don’t love 💗 it. It’s okay. I feel that if/when we begin a hybrid model that will be the time I’ll need the most support. In my situation, I’m not sure what “support “ will look like. Maybe there will be some grace given instead. For now, communication with others (teachers in the district, teachers and admin at my school, and the parents) is my lifeline.

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I’m so glad it is going well for you! Good job. Kindergarten is probably the most adaptive of all since you are possibly the first teacher. You set the standards.

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We suggested this and we're shot down.

Everything is changing so rapidly that no one can keep up, not even the Admin.

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In theory, this is a great idea. Teachers would need to be flexible with one another and give up some of the control in their classroom. I’ve heard schools described like this, some teachers are like a bunch of private contractors all going to work in the same building. They don’t share the workload or materials. They all feel like they need to do everything on their own. Makes no sense.

That’s because they didn’t have me for PE in elementary school. I teach kiddos to be Team Players! I even tell them that learning how to “play on a team” will help them in their careers as well as other aspects in their life. Lol. Send them to me...

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I wonder why districts did not consider team effort to help teachers with a way of instruction that is new to both students and educators. Even now school leaders should be looking at how to improve distant learning and instructions, because there is so much stress on both groups.

Larger school in Fargo have gone this way: One teacher has all the distance learners. Another has all the hybrid students, and one is developing curriculum. But for the smaller schools like the one I am in we are doing it all as we are one-man departments. Plus, with the amount of students switching to distance learning because of COVID-19 or they are quarantined, etc. it is hard to keep track of them all.

This us what we did. The math and reading teacher sat in on the science teachers Meets class and helped with the chat and behavior and parent class and texts and technical issues and vice versa.

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