Maybe COVID-19 comes with a positive.

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I’m a high school English teacher. I’ve been teaching on-line for 10 days. Some classes have been surprisingly productive; others decay because of technology fails and student temptation to multi-task.

My students arrive in Google Meet for their 80-minute class having read a text. For the first 30 minutes, we discuss it; then I assign an in-class writing assignment; we…