Virtual teaching requires a lot of patience and flexibility

Guam teachers share stories and occassional frustrations with online teaching

When Guam moved back to Pandemic Condition of Readiness 1 in August, the Guam Department of Education had to scrap the face-to-face classroom option before the school year opened. What is left is virtual learning through Google Classroom and hard copy learning through packets.

And since the school opening, teachers, parents and students all share the burden of learning how to navigate the technology and trying to overcome its challenges and limitations.

Without adequate training, teachers had to wing it. And as they go along, teachers are finding glitches in the system that they need to address with patience, understanding and flexibility.