Delayed: photo story 2


Sam Mallon

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students earning an education degree have had to stop visiting classrooms for observations and fieldwork. “Now, all of my observation hours are videos, I have to go on YouTube, and watch videos that have been taken of classrooms or of just children,” Smith said. “Sometimes they’re five minutes, sometimes they’re thirty. I have to watch those and try to glean what I can from those videos.” Typically, in a classroom setting Smith would be able to follow up with the teacher and ask unanswered questions from her observation, but observing through videos does not allow for such interaction and has entirely limited the scope of what she is able to learn, Smith said.