As students return to school after a tumultuous year, here are tips to help them re-engage and ease back into the classroom.
Research indicates that strong and supportive relationships with students has both immediate and long-term positive impacts, both qualitative and quantitative. When a positive relationship is established and maintained, a student is more likely to attend school regularly, put forth greater effort, encounter fewer disciplinary episodes, and achieve at higher levels.
In some schools, adult-student relationships were strong; students were known well. In others, parent-school relationships were strong; parents were actively involved in their children’s education. Through these conversations I developed
The No. 1 need we have heard and addressed here in helping schools improve since the start of the pandemic has been how to improve student engagement. Collectively, we have
Rick Hess: City Year partners with public schools in 29 cities across the U.S., where its AmeriCorps members provide full-time support to students and teachers. Especially in light of the
Students still have time to make connections with their classmates, and projects that require teamwork are a great place to start.
‘They are my students:’ Lexington High teacher makes her virtual students feel a part of in-person class.
Lexington High School math teacher Joanna Small greets each of her first block students as she checks their temperature before they walk through the door. And, again in her other
Building a strong classroom community is possible even during students’ asynchronous work time.
We may not have all the answers, but we can give children our care–and our presence.
Time and time again, studies have shown that healthy relationships are one of the prime building blocks of successful schools. Solid student-teacher relationships lead to more positive attitudes about the
An elementary school newscast is bringing kids together and giving them a reason to smile during a tough year.