How One Mother-Daughter Teaching Team is Conquering Distance Learning

Online learning has been hard on everyone involved — students, parents, and teachers alike. But two Highland Park educators have found a way to conquer the madness and cheer each other on. That’s because they’re mother and daughter and they live under the same roof.

“What I struggle with, she can do in 10 minutes,” Karen Carter told the L.A. Times of her daughter Tai, who goes by Ms. Tai in class. “Then I help her with curriculum, just because I have so much experience. She’ll run downstairs and get one of my games, and I’ll text her when I need help.”

Carter and her daughter are teachers at Bushnell Way Elementary School in in the L.A. Unified School District. They used to teach down the hall from one another. Just as they used to lend each other books from time to time, now they’re exchanging ideas for online lesson plans and digital tools. Most importantly, they’re enjoying a luxury deprived of so many teachers in isolation.

“Having her with me in the same place, I can bounce ideas off of her,” said Ms. Tai. “I feel for all the new teachers who are alone.”

We all need friendship, togetherness, and the free flow of ideas. This mother-daughter duo has got it and the feedback speaks for itself.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 06:59

The school advocacy group, Great Public Schools Now, released a report last week detailing the pandemic’s impact on students in the state’s largest school district, LA Unified.