Educators struggle with new norm of teaching from home

  • Joy Hanato gets the attention of her fourth-grade students at Kealakehe Elementary School on the first day of class back in August. Big Island teachers are adjusting to a new normal, working remotely to engage and educate students as the COVID-19 crisis continues to upend regular routines. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a two-part series examining some of the challenges teachers, parents and students are facing amid the coronavirus pandemic and the statewide closure of schools.