Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education


First Advisor

Dr. Ali Moeller

Date of this Version

Summer 7-29-2021


School of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education, University of Nebraska - Lincoln. TEAC 889: Masters Seminar, Dr. Ali Moeller. July 29, 2021


Copyright © 2021 Mary Clare Murray


The trauma and upheaval that students and families suffered due to the Covid pandemic will impact the classroom in the 2021-2022 school year in two significant ways: in the uncertain social-emotional health of students and in the dramatic disparities in their recent learning experiences. What is the most effective method for teachers to address these issues during instruction? The Modern Classrooms teaching method emphasizes self-paced, mastery-based, blended learning that could be a successful method to address post-Covid challenges in the classroom. This paper refers to studies that show the success of each of these instructional aspects: self-paced, mastery-based, and blended learning (which includes recorded instruction). It then provides an introduction to the Modern Classrooms Project, as well as an example of lessons based on that instructional model for a World Language classroom.