We know that educators and leaders have spent the last couple of months scrambling to meet the immediate needs of learners in their community. Thank you to each and every one of you for everything you’ve done to make the best out of this challenging situation. Now that the end of the school year is here, we’re shifting our Getting Through series from stories and advice to support remote learning or long term closures, to getting ready for the complex work of reopening schools this fall.
Interested in contributing to this campaign? Email your stories and ideas to Editor@GettingSmart.com or tweet using #GettingThrough to participate!
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.
In this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, the team chats with Dr. Donna Housman about the importance of mental health for both learners and leaders.