As the pandemic began and educators sought to nimbly balance the stresses in their personal lives with the needs of their students and families, many swore that once the pandemic had subsided, schools would not go back to normal.
As we navigate the fourth school year impacted by the pandemic, however, educators and schooling communities are, plainly, exhausted. It’s been challenging returning to normal, let alone to seize the disruptions schools have experienced as an opportunity.
Still, opportunities exist to transform learning in schooling communities. As the cloak covering schools has been peeled back for parents over the past few years, many have more fundamental questions than ever before about how schools operate. And where there are questions, just as with students, now there is space for answers and innovative solutions.