COVID-19: A Lesson in Teaching with Shameem Patel

Shameem Patel, a 1st-grade teacher, shares the educator’s side of the school opening debate.

Along the way, we discuss child psychology, parental strategies for facilitating home learning, and how to deal with going viral on Twitter.

Find Shameem @meemiecat on Twitter and @livefromfirstgrade on IG.

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