Teachers say engagement should continue for rest of school year

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

April 7, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Classroom teachers throughout West Virginia are reaching their students in various ways while outside of their classrooms because of the coronavirus.

Wayne County 4th Grade teacher Amber McCoy has been reading to her kids on Facebook and she’s set up a time for them to read back to her what they’ve written in their journals. She’s also been teaching various lessons through social media.

“Is the instruction that they’re receiving as good as it would be in the classroom? It’s not. But any time we can keep the students engaged and keep them from regressing it’s a win for us,” McCoy said during an appearance Monday on MetroNews “Talkline.”