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Article: Teaching During a Pandemic: Mrs. Maria Childs

Teaching During a Pandemic: Mrs. Maria Childs

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, much has changed across the globe. But one thing has remained the same: teaching and learning need to continue for our students. 
 
Since March of 2020, Mariemont City Schools has faced a daunting challenge: how do we keep all students, staff and the community safe and healthy while also providing the educational continuity needed to advance our learners? It is certainly not an easy task but the Mariemont City Schools teachers have been up for the challenge. 
 
In the upcoming October issue of The Experience: The official newsmagazine of Mariemont City Schools, the district will feature seven teachers from all four school buildings. They will describe “teaching through a pandemic” in their own words and share what has changed about teaching this year, what is different in their own classrooms and what they have learned since March.
 
Below, read the experience of elementary Online Warriors teacher Maria Childs.
 
Maria Childs
I teach 2nd and 4th grade Online Warriors.  
 
Q: How has teaching changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic?
A: We have accepted the challenge! We made a job that we always thought had to be done in person, done remotely! We made it happen overnight! Our district has proven that it can be done successfully!
 
Q: How is teaching different for you specifically during the pandemic?
A: I am having lots of fun getting to know kids on a completely different level. They love showing me their rooms, their animals, their family. It’s a great new adventure!
 
Q: What is one thing you have learned from teaching during a pandemic?
A: I have been reminded how lucky I am in teach in such an incredibly supportive district! Our children are so resilient and our parents are as helpful as always!

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