Getting Smart has launched the Getting Through series to support educators, leaders and families on the path forward during such an uncertain time. This series will provide resources and inspiration as we face long term school closures, new learning environments, and address equity and access from a new lens. Whether you are just getting started with distance or online learning, or you’ve had plans in place and have the opportunity to share your work and guidance with others, there is a place for your voice and an opportunity to learn.
By: Casey O’Meara. Slate Valley Unified Union School District’s approach during pandemic teaching relies on flexibility, empathy, experiences as moments for learning, and essential content and skills, and is resulting in lasting change for the district.
In the face of challenges, but with a recognition of the importance of engaging and supporting families during this time, many educators have found ways to connect and partner with families.
Brooklyn LAB implemented a number of intentional and innovative learning practices as a response to the pandemic. In this post, they share their key findings.
While we continue to remain socially distanced, we can also help students become more socially connected. As tireless educators, let’s continue to provide them with the platform and opportunity to stay connected.
By: Renata Nikolayev. Educators who have experience teaching online have proven strategies to help mitigate cheating. Perhaps one of the most effective is to write a contract.
The team at Brooklyn LAB unpacks five key principles for effectively and empathetically communicating with communities.
By: Fernande Raine. In this year of an election and global turmoil, perhaps the most important subject of all is the one that is most in need of a radical reimagination: the subject of history.
By: Holly Wright. Educators across the country are doing all they can to ensure students are supported socially, emotionally, mentally, and physically. During this unconventional school year, we have an opportunity to strengthen and foster critical skills students will need in and beyond the classroom.