'Everyone is overwhelmed.' A teacher struggles to engage her students via distant learning

'Everyone is overwhelmed.' A teacher struggles to engage her students via distant learning

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Kimberli Heck counts the students she’s connected with online since distance learning began: seven students out of a class of 26, and 34 students out of a class of 36.The English and history teacher at Winston Churchill Middle School in Carmichael has been teaching her classes online since April 13, exactly one month after schools abruptly closed in March at the start of the coronavirus outbreak.“Some students treat this time like it’s summer, but there are also a lot of parents who are just overwhelmed,” Heck said. “Everyone is overwhelmed.”Distance learning has proven to...

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