Wisconsin Teachers, Parents, And Students Share Their ‘New Normal’

Emily Files:

“I go through periods of highs and lows,” says Brookfield middle school science teacher Laurie Horne. “One day I feel like I’m on top of it and I’ve got this and I’m doing well. And then the next day it’s overwhelming and the pace is too much and I just want to crawl in bed and sleep.”

Horne’s school pivoted to online learning in March, and she says it’s been hard to adapt her hands-on classes.

“Normally, I would have access to microscopes and skeletons and things that would make hands-on learning more vibrant in the classroom,” Horne says. “And those things are not accessible to my students right now and I’m finding that to be a challenge.”