The school year’s end can be stressful for students leaving a structured environment for uncertain situations. Offer connection and affirmation to help them feel valued and confident.
Motivation can be measured as the total of the value students place on the learning experience combined with their belief that they can be successful. Educators who actively work to both increase student value and create learning environments that ensure student success are more likely to have students who are highly motivated, more engaged in the learning process, and more academically successful.
Stitts, K. (2020, June 9). TikTok Teacher: High school math made fun via social media to engage students. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
Kimberly Callahan, a math teacher at Fulton High School in Tennessee, has tapped into TikTok, which she had overheard students raving about before the coronavirus pandemic. Her “funny_math_teacher” account now
Waite, C. (2020, June 11). How Student Agency Can Ease the Pain of Remote Learning and Teaching. Retrieved Ocotber 9, 2020.
When students set their own learning goals and then pursue them, demonstrating student agency, they are strengthening an important life skill, writes Chelsea Waite, a research fellow at the Christensen
Thibodeau, L. & Rappaport, N. (2020, July 9). Helping Students Cope with Change and Disruption. ASCD: Ready for the Restart: Supporting Students Amid Change, 15(21). Retrieved October 9, 2020.
Our country, our schools, and our students are facing incredible adversity right now. The COVID-19 pandemic has already produced the largest disturbance our school system has ever seen. Schools shut
ASCD Guest Blogger. (2020, July 8). Lessons from crisis: trauma-responsive teaching tools for the work ahead. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
Educators can co-create a healing-centered learning environment with students where wounds become the wisdom needed to go forward.
DeWitt, P. (2020, April 26). 6 Reasons Students Aren’t Showing Up for Virtual Learning. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
Many teachers, students, and parents are proving to be remarkably resilient during this time when it comes to the effects of the pandemic on school, education, and student learning. It
Stevens, J. (2020, April 21). Next “A Better Normal” community discussion series. Retreived October 5, 2020.
Please join us for the ongoing discussion of ‘A Better Normal- Education Upended’. Last time we just scratched the surface!! Our current capacity is 100 participants, so please join us
Neighmond, P. (2020, April 19). With Senior Year in Disarray, Teens and Young Adults Feel Lost. Here’s How to Help. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
School closures and the abrupt end to the school year in some communities have been particularly difficult for high-school seniors, who are mourning the loss of traditional events, such as
Thomas, J. S. (2020, April 17). Bringing the Benefits of Your Morning Meetings Online. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
John Thomas, an elementary-school teacher, says he is bringing some normalcy to students’ lives by starting each day in a remote environment the way school days began in the classroom
Barnum, M., & Belsha, K. (2020, April 16). Students Will go back to school eventually. Here are 5 concrete ideas for helping them catchup, readjust. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
While schools in most communities are closed, some are already turning their attention to an eventual reopening. This article details five strategies to help students catch up and readjust after