Letter to the Editor: Teachers are doing what they do best

Posted 1/26/21

Teachers are doing what they do best Together with educators in teacher unions across the country, we are continuing to do what we do best: educating and caring for the children of our communities. …

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Letter to the Editor: Teachers are doing what they do best

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Teachers are doing what they do best

Together with educators in teacher unions across the country, we are continuing to do what we do best: educating and caring for the children of our communities. Over the last 11 months, educators have been innovative, creative and dedicated to providing high-quality instruction in an ever-changing environment. While every one of us would prefer all students to be in our schools where they can participate in interactive lessons, work collaboratively with their peers and receive the extra support they may need, the COVID-19 has forced us to “do school differently.” Online and hybrid instruction has created many challenges for students, families, and educators. Just as it is when school is operating fully in-person, educators are going above-and-beyond and the students who show up and participate are learning and growing.

Collaborating with our school and district leadership is nothing new for teacher unions. Educators have always used their voices to improve the learning conditions for our students and teaching conditions for our colleagues.

The past 11 months have been no different; the pandemic has required everyone to prioritize the health and safety of all employees, students, and their families. What we have been able to accomplish together with cohort and quarantine protocols, and access to PPE has kept our educators, our students and our schools as safe as we could make them.

Let us all continue to support each other and our schools. They are not only the cornerstone of our democracy but of our community. Better days are coming.

Dave Lockley, Northglenn

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