Teachers try to make home classrooms work, welcome the odd ‘interruption’

Class may be in session, but kids aren’t in school; they’re e-learning live online or watching recorded lessons.

Either way, things are different for kids.

“This distance learning has really caused an adjustment, not only in the way that I teach, but in the way that my students are used to learning,” said teacher Stacey Anderson.

She’s trying to make it work from her home classroom.

“We’re not going to do everything perfectly, but we’re going to make due and we’re going to make the best of it,” she said.

And speaking of not perfectly, a funny moment caught on camera during one of her lessons.

I was like, alright, we’re going to teach for real and I go into this and a few minutes in, I just get this mechanical hand shoved in my face and he goes, ‘Got your nose’ and he just runs away,” Andreson said.

“He” is Anderson’s six-year-old son Nathan who decided to add some humor into her math class.

“He thought it was the greatest – he’s very very proud of his video interruption,” she said.

But one thing Anderson knows for sure: she misses her students.

“Just to hear a ‘Hi, how are you’ and ‘I miss you’ or to get that email from a student that says ‘I can’t wait to be back in school and see you,’ those really mean the most to us,” she said.

But for now, they work together from home and probably enjoy more bloopers along the way.

Together, we are Gulfshore Strong.

Reporter:Michelle Mackonochie
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