GINW teachers prepare to move to online classes

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Friday wrapped up the end of the second week Grand Island Northwest students have not been in class. Teachers are starting to prepare to move completely to virtual classrooms now.

Mr. Saddler prepares to teach his students online from his home. (Courtesy: Mike Saddler)

They'd been doing reviews with the students online, but will soon be teaching from the classroom in their homes.

Mike Saddler, a Northwest High School teacher, told Local4 News that he and his colleagues are ready to tackle whatever comes their way.

"In the beginning, with everyone across the United States who is doing this, and across the world, there's going to be some bumps along the way, but we are going to adjust, get better at it and try to be more efficient," Saddler said. "We're going to condense a little bit, make sure we are still covering the standards and go from there."

Saddler also said the teachers will be checking in with students to see how they're handling all the changes happening around them.

"One thing we want to make sure is not only learning takes place, but also the mental health part of it is so important as well," he said.

The school will be moving online April 6th.