FRAMINGHAM, MA — At age 23, Walsh Middle School health teacher Monique Bisnette describes herself as the “new kid on the block.” But when school in Framingham starts this fall, she may have an edge over her colleagues on how to teach during the coronavirus pandemic.
This summer, Bisnette was one of a handful of Framingham teachers who taught all-remote summer school classes. Tasked with teaching physical education online, she designed a simplified curriculum, but one that was very interactive.
When the pandemic shut Framingham schools down in March, Bisnette decided to condense the remainder of her health curriculum for 6th, 7th and 8th graders around human anatomy. With that method, she was able to lay the groundwork for school this fall, where students will learn about topics like substance abuse.
“We always go back to explaining things about how the body system works,” she said.
That was her launching