Tea or tears: online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mark Feng Teng, Junjie Gavin Wu

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This report describes two teachers’ challenges and coping strategies while teaching online following the suspension of face-to-face classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Findings shed light on proactive and passive agency. This study also provides an understanding of teachers’ ‘tea or tears’ in online teaching.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-292
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Education for Teaching
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • challenges
  • coping strategies
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Online teaching


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