As teacher morale fell, two Alabama districts found a way to ease workload

During the coronavirus pandemic, schools in Alabama were asked to provide both in-person and remote options for learning. Two districts segmented their teaching workforce so that teachers either taught remote students or in-person students, not both. Baldwin and Talladega counties report that teachers, while still worn out from the stress and demands of the pandemic, describe higher morale, being less burnt out, and feel more positive about the year’s learning model than other teachers. Teachers also report that their students learned better than if they were juggling both modes of instruction.

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