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The Effects of Absenteeism on Academic and Social-Emotional Outcomes: Lessons for COVID-19

Student outcomes generally suffer more from absenteeism in mathematics than in English language arts. Negative effects are larger in middle school. Absences also negatively affect social-emotional development, which can affect other student outcomes down the line.

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Teachers can build strong relationships with and between students to help them get through this very challenging time.

“educators need to be attuned to indicators that a student is struggling. They also need to embrace new strategies to support the social and emotional well-being of students during distance learning. “

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Remote Learning Is Tough for Many Students. How ‘Early-Warning’ Data Can Help Schools Support Them

“Like the lights on a dashboard telling you something’s wrong, an early-warning system uses indicators—missed days, falling grades, or a sudden rash of disciplinary actions—to identify which students need more help. “

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Preventing absences in a remote learning environment – LA Unified School District

“an evaluation of a proven restorative approach to absence prevention”

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US Study Finds that Text Messages to Parents Can Reduce Chronic School Absences in Elementary School

“texting parents may be an effective way to reduce chronic absence in elementary school. “

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Attendance matters! Make every day count in distance learning or at school!

Many factors influence reading proficiency, and chronic absence is one. COVID-19 has changed the way we view attendance. School is now defined as wherever the student is, and learning happens in many places, including brick-and-mortar classrooms and home computers with online teachers.

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Trauma is ‘Written Into Our Bodies’—but Educators Can Help

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris “We know that educators are the backbone of our society. As we do this work, I want to encourage you to put your own oxygen mask on first.”

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“End racism in our schools” is a California-based approach which centres on relationships

“Relationship-centered schools combine social-emotional learning with academics, help all students reach their full potential, offer the capacity and working conditions necessary for staff to develop meaningful relationships with students, address trauma, build resilience, confront bias, and distribute leadership among students, parents, and staff.” Use these 3 steps: Value student voice. Invest in staff. Create space …

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5 Research-Backed Tips to Improve Your Online Teaching Presence – Edutopia

“In all forms of distance teaching, the ability to humanize the relationship with distant learners is important,”

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Great short video on how much difference a smile and a minute of connection can make to a student’s attendance

“One smile, one minute can bring hope”

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