Watsonville Teacher Attends to Student Needs First

June 07, 2020
Ryan Jones, a world history teacher at Watsonville High School in Santa Cruz County, and a teacher leader with the History and Civics Project at UC Santa Cruz, last taught his students in person more than two months ago.

Cheers to You

May 29, 2020
Teachers, you made it. You made this school year happen regardless of the pandemic.

Sentipensante: Self-Care in Distance Learning

April 23, 2020
Ana Orozco’s Lynwood High School students had been feeling simultaneously overwhelmed and bored in the midst of quarantine and distance learning.  She knows this because she has been checking in with them about their social, emotional, and mental health through regular class assignments that she designed to promote self-awareness

First-Year Teacher Connects Pandemics with Meaningful History Lessons

April 09, 2020
First year history teacher Lauren Piraro never imagined that her first year in the classroom would be cut short because of a global pandemic.  Thrilled to have landed her “dream job because Gilroy is where [she] completed [her] K-12 education,” Piraro started her year with enthusiasm and a goal of making learning relevant for her Gilroy High School students. 

School is Still in Session - Just at a Distance

March 28, 2020
Kathy Drewry makes TikTok videos – there’s one where she lip syncs a snippet from King George’s “What Comes Next” song in Hamilton and another where she dances to Move Dat by Nahzzy & Legend.