b'nections. It was tricky teaching many necessaryKimberly Mitchell, seventh and eighth grade teachernew computer skills online, she said.But, she said, good things also happened. StudentThe biggest challenge in reporters for the Gotwals Healthy Press, of whichteaching online, said Kimberly she is the faculty advisor, could conduct moreMitchell, was not seeing the interviews because they had computer technology.students face to face.Her class even interviewed a 12-year-old cowgirlMs. Mitchell, who teachesand musician about her life on a ranch in Nevada. social studies and language Mrs. Ogoussan said she and her students used thearts at Laura W. Waring Ele-Healthy NewsWorks Health Beat online researchmentary School, said its hard lessons that they could access by computer.to pick up clues from body gestures and facial Her proudest moments were when her report- expressions on the computer. Its a challenge to ers wrote strong articles for the newspaper. Theyunderstand if they understand the work, especially exposed her whole class to different health topics.in middle school, she added. She said she was delighted when the experts theThe technology part was easier: She said shed reporters interviewed let her know how impressedworked hard to include technology in her class-they were with them.rooms for the past two years, and this year she By Brianna Pea Aragn, Katelynn Gibbs, found many tools for remote learning. But online Ian Rodriguez, and Denim Swittenburgclasses required a lot of planningit could feel like Gotwals Healthy Press she was teaching all the time. Like everyone else, she said, teachers experi-enced high stress levels. One of the things Ive tried to manage stress is breathing exercises, she said. In the fall I was walking more. Now that it is spring, I need to get back outside and start walking.By Aritra Kundu, Siani Wright,Haalah Aamar, and Mya Tyler Waring Healthy Times54'