News Center Maine interviews Morrison, UMaine students about student teaching amid coronavirus

News Center Maine interviewed student teachers from the University of Maine and Mia Morrison, a lecturer in instructional technology at UMaine, about student teaching during the coronavirus pandemic. Olivia Murphy, who teaches third grade at Asa Adams Elementary School, said she and her mentor teacher use Google Classroom, which students have found engaging. Derek Gagne, who has been teaching at Orono High School, said he was surprised at “how many of (my students) have been showing up and continue to show up at time and continue to be present and engaged,” in a virtual classroom. Morrison said her students are taught how to bring education to students, and that the most important thing is, “How do (w)e just connect with the students.”