Since the pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s life, a teacher from Florida wrote an open letter to explain how hard it is getting for her to cope up with the pressure. She spoke openly about the things she along with her fellow teachers are brought to do and how it is impacting their day-to-day lifestyle.
Her open letter read, “I am tired. I am at my breaking point. All of us feel like we are drowning under the weight of the expectations for online learning. Each day seems to get worse and more complex. With another level of insane expectations placed upon me each day. I will eventually crack under this pressure. I will eventually say I cannot take it and quit. I am not alone. Hundreds of other teachers within this district feel the same way. We can’t endure this for long.”
Terry Kinder explained that it is not only about online classes but the remote areas where the students reside and it is being tough for them to connect online. She also mentioned some of her students not paying attention to the class, since it is an online one and the young kids are not used to learning in such facets.
“My students, a significant number of them are failing, and it’s 80 students with an F out of 150. Normally, it’s maybe four, and that’s the largest number of failing students. Parents yelling at students, babies crying, toddlers running around the camera, and typing gibberish in the chat boxes. Students watching Netflix, eating, drinking, wrestling, rolling around with their animals, and chasing their siblings,” Terry added.
She claimed that the classroom isn’t a classroom but a nightmare and concluded her open letter. Her post has since gone viral on social media and many netizens have come in support of her. What’s your take on online teaching and the pressure on teachers? Comment!