10 Creative Ways Teachers Are Keeping Students Safe During Covid-19

Get Inspired By These Classroom Ideas We Found On Instagram

December 01, 2020

It sounds hyperbolic, but it’s true: Teachers amaze us every single day. From the experienced and beginning teachers we’ve enrolled in our Master’s programs in Education & Special Education, to teachers around our nation who willingly share their brilliant ideas on social media for the benefit of their peers—they’re all just incredible.

Especially during a pandemic that no one saw coming.

If you’re a teacher or aspire to be one, our hearts go out to you for doing what you can to make all things Covid-19 a little less scary for your younger students and prioritizing their health and safety. 

Want some inspiration for your own classrooms? Take a look at these creative ideas we found on Instagram.

1. A sink area that'll make them smile.


2. In lieu of hugs and handshakes, a list of contactless ways to greet your children.


 3. A sanitation station right by the door.  

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4. A calming start to the day.


5. A way to reward good behavior and make mask-wearing fun.

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I’ve got some new products up and ready to go! Link in profile for each one . . . 

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6.  Decked out desks that make the plexiglass less scary. 

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7. Making hand-washing a daily staple in your classroom schedule.

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8. Personalized water bottles so there are no duplicates and no mistakes.

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mrs. dwyer took an extra step in preparing for when her class transitions back to the building by personalizing a water bottle for each student! 

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9. A social, but still distanced way to set up your desks.


10. Partner up with a local organization (or in this case, The Home Depot) to provide seating for outdoor learning. 

If information like this motivates you to keep on learning and expanding your own skillset, we encourage you to check out our Master’s programs in Education & Special Education here at Touro College Graduate School of Education. 

We offer three programs:

  • Early Childhood & Special Education (Birth - 2)
  • Childhood & Special Education (1-6)
  • Teaching Students With Disabilities (7-12)

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