I had a teacher saying we are no longer able to use the chat filter on google meets and we need to talk verbally. This can trigger so much anxiety for students. People who are afraid to speak up can easily answer questions in the chat instead and they shouldn’t be forced to say it out loud. This will cause less students to participate as well.

Written by on November 23, 2020

A. The goal is to have quality learning experiences regardless of the setting.  Developing strong communication skills is an important part of a student’s education.  Teachers are encouraged to help students develop trusting and positive relationships with their classmates to create safety in the learning environment.  If you are experiencing high levels of anxiety, please reach out to your school counselor for support.