Tag: teachers

Broward County Public Schools implements a mandatory cameras-on rule for virtual learning

Broward County Public Schools implements a mandatory cameras-on rule for virtual learning

As of Wednesday, Dec. 2, the School Board of Broward County updated attendance policy 5.5 that now requires that students have their cameras on for attendance and instruction. Prior to this addition, teachers had to adjust to teaching without being able to see the facial […]

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2020 Midterms set to occur at home; unlike any year before

2020 Midterms set to occur at home; unlike any year before

As the 2020-21 school year nears winter break, various questions have been raised about how the traditional midterm tests will be conducted with a large portion of the student body e-Learning at home. Beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 15, these tests will occur throughout the week, […]

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Teachers must learn to balance both teaching from home and taking care of their children. Graphic by Julia Landy

Teachers balance online instruction and taking care of their own children at home

As a way to stay socially distant during the COVID-19 pandemic, school districts worldwide, including Broward County Public Schools, have switched to remote online learning to start the 2020-21 school year. This school year is different as students and teachers will be learning primarily using […]

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Students should not have homework during virtual school, due to the overwhelming amount of screen time already done during school hours. Photo by Madison Lenard.

[Opinion] Students should not have homework during virtual school

Due to the widespread coronavirus pandemic, many aspects of our daily lives have been adjusted to fit a new normal. In order to comply with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and keep everyone safe, many schools across the globe have transitioned to […]

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A day in the life of peer counseling teacher Laura Rountree

A day in the life of peer counseling teacher Laura Rountree

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, teachers’ daily schedule has been altered drastically. The transition to online learning has challenged the way teachers are accustomed to teach, and will continue teaching for the 2020-2021 school year. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Peer Counseling teacher and […]

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Graphic by Julia Landy

MSD teachers cope with an entirely new culture of teaching due to COVID-19

Since the first day of school on Aug. 19, classes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been operating solely online. This change is due to the global pandemic currently occurring with the COVID-19 virus. In an effort to keep these classes as involved as […]

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At the senior drive-by that took place on Saturday, March 30, MSD DECA President Mandi Jaffe and her brother Harris Jaffe received their graduation stoles and a DECA blanket.

MSD DECA holds a drive-by celebration for their seniors at Pine Trails Park

On Saturday, May 30, DECA seniors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were invited to drive by Pine Trails Park to be celebrated by fellow officers and DECA teachers. The event took place at 11 a.m. and required participants to wear masks amid the coronavirus […]

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A protester holds up their homemade sign made out of cardboard at the "Fund Our Future" rally in Tallahassee, Florida on Monday, Jan.13.

2020 legislative session allocates $500 million to increase teacher salaries across Florida

With the conclusion of the two-month 2020 legislative session in the Florida state Capitol, the legislature finalized a $92 billion state budget. Within the budget, Florida lawmakers reached an agreement to allocate more than $500 million to increase starting teacher salaries for the 2020-2021 school […]

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With school temporarily out of session, many teachers and students have been using chatting platforms such as Zoom to learn virtually.

MSD begins distance learning with new schedule

Due to the worldwide pandemic known as the coronavirus or COVID-19, schools around the nation have closed down in an attempt to reduce the spread of the disease. While students and staff are not allowed on campus for classroom learning, video chat software such as […]

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Students visited MSD on Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 28, to collect laptops for distance learning.

MSD hands out laptops to students on Friday 3/20 and Saturday 3/28

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many schools across the nation, including Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, have moved to online classes in order to keep students and administration safe and healthy. On Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 28, the MSD administration and staff handed […]

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