With schools closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, teachers and parents are looking for the best ways to engage students in at-home learning. Creativity is key in this time of social distancing.
"Our public schools have been turned upside down," says Chris Prickett, an 8th grade U.S. history teacher at Redlands Middle School in Grand Junction. He misses his students and his classroom.
"I'm big into putting on a show for my class and building relationships and everything like that, so doing it via computer is really difficult to make that connection and stuff," Prickett says.
He has now found comfort in the man who makes us all feel better, Fred Rogers. As you'll see in the accompanying video, Mister Rogers is helping Mister Prickett ease the anxiety for both the teacher and his students over the transition to distance learning.