Washington D.C. (ABC7) — Teachers in the District are working from home and some of them are finding creative ways to connect with their students.
Jonte Lee is a chemistry teacher at Calvin Coolidge High School.
While he’s used to being in a classroom, he’s now teaching from his kitchen with help from Instagram, an iPhone, and an expertly placed bookshelf.
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“I do not know how to use social media at all I just learned Twitter, and I just learned how to use Instagram Live,” Lee said.
Lee said the magic of social media is helping him connect with his students as if they were in the same room.
“I was able to see students' questions in real-time and I was able to ask them questions and see how they’re thinking,” Lee said.
Dressed like a chemist in a kitchen that looks like a science class, Lee walks his students through science lessons a few times a week.
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While he has to make a few trips to the store for supplies, everything he uses to teach can be found around the house.
“If we are going over the states of matter solid, liquid and gas. We have ice, water and we can turn it into steam,” Lee said.
Dry ice is an eye-popping way to teach his students about carbon dioxide.
Lee said he will go above and beyond to make sure his students don’t fall behind while they are learning from home.
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“Life has changed but the love I have for my students still has not changed,” Lee said.
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