During the abrupt switch to online school last spring, everyone learned a great deal. Most of it, however, was not in any formal curriculum.

Here are a few lessons I hope we retain going into the new school year and beyond.

For one thing, I’m pretty sure that most teachers, students, administrators, and parents learned pretty quickly that online schooling is not as easy as it looks. And that people are far more important to the process than is the technology being used.