Some Pods Will Outlast the Pandemic

Students, parents say they appreciate the support

This piece appeared originally in Education Next.

In a Historic House museum in Newton, Massachusetts, nine children seated at three tables configured in a U-shape are each working on their own online lesson. After their 25-minute “Pomodoro” cycle—a time-management technique designed to optimize one’s ability to focus on a specific task—they break for a …

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