When Jo’Nella Ellerbe Cabrera started her position as a founding history teacher at KIPP Newark Lab High School in 2019, she never thought she would be teaching remotely before the end of that school year. But a global pandemic had other ideas—and her and her students found themselves living through a historic event, while they studied the past.
Recently, Ms. Cabrera, who teaches AP World History, took over our Instagram account to share her day as a teacher during remote learning. From self-care (kickboxing, anyone?) and deep classroom discussions, to training new teachers and supporting her students’ community service projects—she invites you to step inside a day in the life of a KIPP NJ educator during COVID-19, below.