Amanda* is a 5th grade teacher for students with learning disabilities at a county elementary school in Maryland.
“The biggest challenge is getting students to show up.”
*Pseudonym provided by the interviewee.
“It’s been a little rough trying to get people to get online. We’re trying to figure out things like learning plans, specialized learning plans, especially for how to deal with their accommodations . . . How do you do extra time for kids on a test when it shuts down automatically. . . We’ve had to call home a lot to check on the kids and to talk to the parents. The biggest challenge is getting students to show up.”