Remote teaching: its highs, lows and the legacy it leaves

I had a head start on remote learning. In early spring 2020, I was having to self-isolate after developing a cough and a high temperature. With no testing facilities, there was nothing to do but stay away from school and set work remotely. In a way, this was a blessing; it meant I had a chance to get to grips with a pattern of working that was going to become the norm for tens of thousands of teachers over the coming months.

As it turned out, I really needed that head start. When the order to move to remote teaching came, it was abrupt. School leaders and teachers had just days to set up ways of educating the children of critical workers and vulnerable children in school while teaching everyone else from afar.

So began our remote teaching odyssey.

The profession has come a long way since those

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