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.
Research indicates that proactive guidance strategies can positively impact classroom culture and community, and ultimately the academic success of learners. Educators who anticipate, and plan in advance for, the needs of students are more likely to engender a more collaborative and conflict-free learning environment that sets the stage for academic success.
White, C. (2020, June 15). Collective Trauma Healing Strategies for Educators: Seeds of Hope. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
Dana Brown, California’s ACEs Science Statewide Facilitator, and Tracie Travers, Jobs for Maine’s Graduates, JAG Main State Trainer, discuss the importance of acknowledging fear, loss, and vulnerability during the COVID-19
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
Bondie, R. (2020, April 23). Practical Tips for Teaching Online Small-Group Discussions. Dos and Don’ts for Good Discussions, 15(16). Retrieved October 5, 2020.
Moving to online teaching does not have to mean losing rich peer-to-peer discussions. Video conferencing software, such as Zoom, allows teachers to send students into breakout rooms for small-group discussions.
When the new school year begins, students should begin the next grade level with teachers from their current grade level, a strategy known as looping, writes Mark Rogers, a first-grade
Are you looking for easy ways to connect with parents? These 25 print and go character education parent letters will help you make the school to home connection. Each letter
Juny, L.A. (n.d.). Accomodations, Modifications, and Intervention at a Distance. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
To support students with IEPs during school shutdowns, educators need careful coordination and a focus on what matters most.
The keys are prioritizing community and designing student-centered lessons.
ASCD. (n.d.). Restoring Connection: Real-Life Advice on Transitions to Online Learning. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
A distance-learning expert shares tips on moving to teaching online in a difficult time.
In shifting to distance learning, here’s how school districts can keep students’ needs and circumstances front and center.