They know that right now their students and their families need consistency, routines and reassurance. They know that kids are feeling scared and frustrated and anxious. They know that they’re providing the reassuring, familiar face that students and families need. They know that they are key lynchpins in the economic wheel. They know that their students need normalcy and distraction.
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In addition, our teachers are fielding the unique emotional needs of our young people as they experience this major health crisis.
They’re placating little ones with gentle reassurance, informing bigger ones with age-appropriate facts, and assisting the biggest ones with plans to navigate the potential disruption of their all-important senior year.
Right now, teachers are required to give of themselves in personal and…