Philippine teacher uses life-size cutouts of students during COVID-19 school lockdown

An elementary school teacher in the Phillippines has found a creative way to fill his classroom while he holds virtual classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Jayson Magan of Burol Elementary School made life-size cutouts of his students and posted them around his classroom. 

According to ABS-CBN News, Magan said he is inspired to teach seeing the faces of the children, adding that remote learning is tough on teachers and students without signal or home visits.

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Some 100 schools will begin a pilot return to in-person classes starting in November, according to Manila Bulletin.

This story was reported from Los Angeles.