In the Voices From the Field Revisited, we are again joined by Jennifer Manning, kindergarten teacher at Memorial School in Newton, NH.
Jennifer begins by sharing how instruction and online learning have evolved since the last time we spoke six weeks ago. Jennifer also describes how her teaching has changed, with more face-to-face, and a focus on what’s essential in the classroom
Ms. Manning reflects on what she has learned about herself as a teacher, pointing to specific instances in distance learning in which she has recognized that feeling within herself of really helping students learn and grow, and how that has sustained her through this pandemic.
Jennifer also discusses the role collaboration has played in distance learning, and shares the myriad ways that her team has worked together, day in and day out, to develop meaningful learning experiences in online learning.
Ms. Manning also shares what she would do differently in the event we have to go back to this format in the fall, and how she would schedule consistent, ongoing opportunities for face-to-face individual and small group instruction.
The growth and creativity in meeting students’ needs is evident throughout education during this crisis, and this podcast shares the ways in which one teacher, Ms. Jennifer Manning, has done just that.