We have spoken to hundreds of educators over the years who have decided to forego the mass-produced textbook in favor of curriculum they build themselves. Why do these educators go through this work? One common inspiration is that custom curricula allow for the telling of stories and creation of connections between people and cultures in ways that are often left out of the traditional narratives.
In March 2020 we were instructed to work from home due to concerns over the pandemic. The same scenario played out for many employees who could perform their jobs remotely across the U.S. and around the world. This was the case for K-12 teachers, administrative staff and students as well.