Stacy Torres, an assistant professor of sociology in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at University of California, San Francisco asserts, “we must invest in more than ‘making up’ for lost classroom time. Securing students’ mental health is also necessary for meaningful learning. Reconnecting the most vulnerable families focused on survival will require patience, sensitivity and coordination with a sufficient number of mental health providers and school social workers.” (Torres, 2020)   As preparations are made to return to the classroom, educators should heed the advice of Larry Ferlazzo, Columnist for Education Week and teacher at Luther Burbank HS in Sacramento, CA who said, “Lead with love, not with lessons.” Ibid