The keys are prioritizing community and designing student-centered lessons.
Students are more successful when their family members are positively engaged with the educational environment. Community partnerships also lead to greater school success for the student population. Educators who use goal-focused family and community engagement strategies are more likely to cultivate a positive school community that will lead to academic success.
In shifting to distance learning, here’s how school districts can keep students’ needs and circumstances front and center.
With students dispersed, schools and our society must confront long-simmering inequities.
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Teachers can play a huge role in helping students with anxiety or trauma histories feel safe right now—even from a distance.
Lee, L. (2020, April 3). 7 Guiding Principles for Parents Teaching From Home. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
Understanding the “why” behind teaching practices can help parents create meaningful and effective at-home learning opportunities during the pandemic.
Bruyere, J. (2020, April 6). 5 Home Learning Experiences for the Elementary Grades. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
Activities that incorporate speaking and listening, reading and writing, math, music, science, art, and drama—and are parent-friendly
Terada,Y. (2020, April 2). Pediatricians on Balancing Screen Time, Sleep, and Family During Coronavirus. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
Don’t worry too much about screen time, pediatricians say, but make sure it’s not interfering with sleep and relationships.
Gosner, S. & Merrill, S. (2020, March 27). From Wi-Fi to Food Drops: How Districts Are Tackling the Big Issues Now. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
Most education leaders say the U.S. has never faced anything like this before. The leader of Chiefs for Change on the short and long view
Belachew, Y. (2020, April 6). Supporting Your Most Vulnerable Students Throughout COVID-19. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
A digest of the best resources we’ve come across, at the time of publishing, for supporting marginalized students and their families.
GryphonHouse. (2020, April, 3). #MindfulnessMonday | Activities or Parents from ECE Expert. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
As the world continues to produce more uncertainty, one thing is absolutely certain: slowing down, spending time with each other, and recognizing your feelings is