LEARNING TRANSFORMS US.
By Beatrice Kahn
Teachers and students spend their Wednesdays at home. Whether students attend office hours with teachers, or whether teachers attend staff meetings, interaction is limited to Zoom. But after five weeks of comprehensive distance learning, staring at faceless names in little boxes on an eight-inch screen can become tiresome.
For English teacher Holly Munly, it was time to hit the road and deliver novels to her students at their neighborhood elementary schools in her Toyota pickup. In an email to students, she wrote, “I have over 400 amazing choice books collecting dust in my classroom and this fact didn’t sit well with me.”
Munly’s pre-pandemic classes used a portion of their time to read, but access to her book collection was removed because of Beaverton’s shift to online learning. Nevertheless, reading stamina and comprehension remain important, even during distance learning. Munly’s Story Lorry, “lorry” being the British term…
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