Introducing five educator influencers you need to meet! Clockwise from upper left: Bianca Cole, LaNesha Tabb, Eric Sheninger, Amy Mascott, and CJ Reynolds
2020 is shaping up to be the year of online learning. Would you ever have guessed how much remote learning would become a part of our everyday lives?
Families, kids, and teachers all long for the days of safe and consistent in-person interaction. While challenges persist, in many ways we are lucky that we even have the option to teach kids remotely! For those who don’t have access to technology or reliable Wi-Fi, it has brought inequities and untold challenges to light.
We want to honor educators who are offering support to colleagues in their district or the entire online teaching community as they face remote teaching during COVID-19. We also want to celebrate the indefatigable teachers who, in many cases, went home on a Friday like normal—and didn’t set foot in their classroom for the rest of the year. They had to pivot to remote teaching on systems that were often ad hoc and unfamiliar.
We’d like to introduce you to some of the great teachers whose instructional strategies we feature within Teacher's Corner on HMH’s learning platform. To step up your online learning game this year, take a look at what some of your colleagues are up to.
CJ Reynolds is a blogger and high school literature teacher at an all-boys charter school in inner-city Philadelphia. He’s also what nearly every student you know aspires to be—a YouTuber! His videos on teaching will keep you entertained and inspire memorable lessons. CJ walks you through how to do a green-screen background to make it look like you’re teaching from Mount Rushmore or a woodland populated with unicorns. If you’re looking to spice up your virtual classroom, check it out: