As Ontario’s teachers gear up for another pandemic-altered school year,The Ontario government announced residents 18 and older in 114 hot spot communities would be eligible for vaccines. British Columbia is prioritizing people 40 and older in high-transmission neighbourhoods.?many are concerned about presiding?over classrooms where students are learning in-person and online at the same timeSophie Bukovec is seen talking to a Toronto police officer at Woodbine Beach i.
The so-called hybrid classroom emerged as the preferred choice for some boards as the province shifted between online and in-person learning due to the COVID-19 situation during the last academic year. That model is expected to return in several schools this fall as the government has mandated that boards offer a virtual option.
But some teachers whose boards switched to hybrid classrooms in the middle of the last school year say the model has drawbacks.
“It was overwhelming. It was stressful. I felt like I wasn’t meeting the needs of the students, because my focus was divided,” said Shelly PredumSadler told council that there is a more local consideration., a Grade 7 and 8 teacher with the Algoma District School Board in the Sault Ste. Marie area.