‘Difficult to split yourself’: Philly area educators on the pros and cons of hybrid learning

Nicole Miller remembers crying every day for two weeks after schools moved entirely online last March.

Miller, a Kindergarten teacher at Evans Elementary School in Yeadon, said the instincts she had honed over 19 years went out the window.

“This is not the career I signed up for! I can’t do it! I hate it!” Miller recalls saying.

But, as the days turned into weeks and then months, Miller developed a new rhythm. She learned the best camera angle for her kids to see how she enunciates words, and created an interactive daily slideshow to keep them engaged.