An illustration of an open laptop with teachers and students on the screen on a video call. Next to the laptop is an open notebook and a pen and behind the laptop is a table lamp. The entire illustration is in blue and pink, set against a light pink backdrop. The 'Why This Now' logo appears on the bottom left and the top right is filled with a purple, curved motif.
With schools shut, teachers across the globe were forced to shift to new, digital teaching methods with little to no training. Illustration by (c) Reset Fest Inc, Canada


Episode 3: Teachers vs. COVID

Educators from across the world share how the pandemic pushed them to the breaking point.

On today’s episode of Why This Now? by Re:Set, educators share their struggles of teaching in the pandemic.

Annie Tan, a special needs educator from New York City, Shashikant Ubale, a public school teacher from Maharashtra, Sanjana Soman, a Tokyo-based Montessori school teacher, and well-being consultant Kelly Hannaghan tell us how the pandemic upended their jobs, doubling up as digital literacy and COVID-19 guides for students and parents alike, juggling burnout and its impact on their mental health, and how the pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing inequalities in digital accessibility and funding. 


Host: Aakanksha Tangri
Writer: Sanjukta Bose & Akanksha Mishra
This is a Maed in India production.
Audio Engineer & Editor: Kartik Kulkarni
Producer: Mae Mariyam Thomas
Assistant Producer: Husein Haveliwala

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