First-year teacher navigates challenges of virtual learning
August 23, 2020
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Freddie Abeyta's first day as a teacher will not come close to what he envisioned.
The rookie English teacher at Santa Fe High School pictured his students walking into his classroom and seeing the hours of work he put into decorating it.
"I'd have a classroom setup that shows who I am and that we can have fun learning, that it's not a drag to sit in my classroom for an hour out of the day," said Abeyta, a 2015 graduate of the school.
The coronavirus pandemic had other plans. Abeyta's first day in his chosen field will be spent in the living room of his Santa Fe home...