By CATHY GOETZ of TAPinto Belmar / Lake Como
Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by a team of Belmar Elementary School administrators and faculty members, highlighting its success in developing an instructional plan that has addressed student needs during the coronavirus pandemic.
BELMAR, NJ — Teaching during a pandemic is no easy task. This year, teachers had to find ways to reach students while maintaining the fidelity of targeting individualized instruction.
Belmar Elementary School is a unique demographic with challenges that some of the neighboring schools do not have. About 56% of students are from Spanish-speaking households and 57% are from low socioeconomic households.