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October 13, 2020 | Elizabeth Rachuri
There are many challenges of hybrid learning, as we’ve all seen! One aspect that has been on my mind from the beginning is: How can I build community between both of my cohorts? How can we feel like one class when some students never get to see each other in person?
We’re starting the year with a partner writing project. Students are writing about their partner to answer the question, “Which character from The Tale of Despereaux does my partner most resemble?” In order to bridge the gap between cohorts, I’ve partnered students from the Monday/Tuesday group with those from the Thursday/Friday group.
Students are interviewing each other over video chat to learn new things about a classmate. I’ve been listening in on conversations. I’ve heard about brave acts and mischievous siblings, among other things!
Check out some images from the classroom side of the video chats.