Women at Work Teaching in the ‘new normal’

The challenges of returning students to classrooms, safely

After a year of remote instruction and everything in between, classroom teachers are adopting new protocols and adapting to teaching in the era of Covid-19.

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Based on the data available, in-person learning in schools has not been associated with substantial community transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in February 2021.

Teachers are equipped with disinfectants and face masks among other infection-prevention tools and measures as they return to in-person teaching. Schools are placing high efficiency HVAC filters into ductwork and students into pods for music classes. And there is a lot of plexiglass. So much plexiglass.

Research by Tara Brossa for iPondr.

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Joe Mahoney

Joe Mahoney is a National Assigning Editor for Visuals at iPondr. He previously worked as a staff photographer and multimedia editor for the Rocky Mountain News. In 2000 and 2003, he was part of the photo teams at the News that won Pulitzer Prizes for Breaking News Photography. He was the director of multimedia for the PBS affiliate in Denver and started his career with the Associated Press.

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