(Image: AAP/Michael Dodge)

Tim Hutton is a high school English teacher based in Brisbane, he tells Crikey how the nature of teaching has changed since COVID-19 hit.

I find myself sailing through uncharted and turbulent waters. The nature of education has changed over the past few weeks. The rapid deployment of alternative learning provisions has left many teachers, parents and students feeling off-kilter. Technological teething pains have resulted in angst and frustration for everyone involved.

That said, the change to online learning is not, as some would paint it, an unmitigated disaster. In fact, it may provide a valuable opportunity to revaluate how we approach schooling in the future.