“This school year, many educators face the challenge of building relationships with new students virtually. How can they foster a sense of community without the camaraderie and spontaneity of in-person, classroom interactions? One approach is to make more time for personally meaningful, nonacademic, youth-driven conversations. In my teaching practice, this has taken the form of This …
Taking attendance for online schooling a team effort: an example from Maricopa Unified School District
“All MUSD students must submit a weekly log to the school “for evidence of learning time.” Each student must also either be present for the daily synchronous lessons or submit work for the day on an online platform. “
Chronic absenteeism is made up of suspensions/expulsions in addition to excused absences and unexcused absences. Restorative initiatives research has been showing promise to reduce suspensions thereby reducing absenteeism.