During the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic schools in the United States pivoted from traditional learning to a remote learning model to maintain continuity of instruction for students. This pivot has served as a catalyst for academic innovation in many Catholic schools. As Catholic schools turn their attention to the possibility of remote learning in the fall of 2020, it is important now to consider how remote learning impacts interpersonal relationships within the school community. This reflective essay examines implications of relationship building in a remote learning context using Cook and Simonds's (2011) framework for relationships for Catholic schools as a lens. By attending to the various relationships within the Catholic school community in a remote learning context, teachers and leaders together can take steps to ensure that the distinctive Catholic identity of the school community remains intact.
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Fussell, R. D. (2020). Gather Us In: Building Meaningful Relationships in Catholic Schools amid a COVID-19 Context. Journal of Catholic Education, 23 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.15365/joce.2302102020