With more than 290 million students worldwide affected by the coronavirus outbreak, students and teachers needed to shift their entire educational experience to an online platform within a matter of weeks.

As we continue to navigate these trying times, it’s imperative that students, parents, and teachers feel supported by their education systems as we all face new challenges stemming from online learning.

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While change is not easy and many are adjusting to our new normal, we have to start looking at the parts of virtual learning that are working. One of the most valuable lessons students can learn through these times is the importance of having a global community where educators help students discover different aspects of the world.

About the Author:

Katherine Brewer is the Head of School at The Village School in Houston, Texas.


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