Florida teacher goes viral with tearful video about pressures of online teaching: ‘I am at my breaking point’

A Florida teacher has gone viral after she shared her concerns about teaching online in an open letter, along with a teary video to her school district last month.

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Terry Kinder, a seventh grade civics teacher in Bellview, explained how she, and many other teachers are breaking under the pressures of teaching online while also having to give standardized tests to her students, despite technology limitations.

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“I am tired. I am at my breaking point. All of us feel like we are drowning under the weight of the expectations for online learning,” Kinder wrote in the letter.

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Kinder, who has been teaching for six years, Good Morning America reported, was initially hopeful

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Teacher’s tearful selfie video reveals struggles of online teaching amid COVID-19

A Florida teacher’s emotional video is sparking conversation as she described challenges she faces with online instruction amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kinder’s story was soon shared by local media outlets and she received messages from fellow educators who revealed their own struggles with remote teaching.

“I think I was at my breaking point,” Kinder told “Good Morning America.” “I’ve never recorded myself upset before. I didn’t think I was going to cry.”

“I feel like I’m failing my students because I can’t be there for them like I could in a classroom,” she added.

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