Category: Caring adult

10 Things To Do in the First Weeks of School to Connect with Learners in Distance Learning by Katie Martin

“As the role of the educator evolves, human connection and guidance will become increasingly more- not less- important”

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Exploring our reactions: deepening learning from Diangelo’s White Fragility from

“Students will reflect on white privilege and how they may have felt defensiveness and responded in unhelpful ways when that privilege or their own learned racism was identified.”

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2 Simple Ways to Improve Online Instruction from Edutopia

“In the months since the pandemic caused an emergency rush to distance learning, many teachers have made significant strides in improving the remote teaching skills they need to reach all learners. “

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Teaching in Troubled Times: A Q&A With a Trauma Expert (NEPC)

“National Education Policy Center Fellow Elizabeth Dutro responds to difficult questions about how teachers can effectively and respectfully address the traumas that are touching so many of their students’ lives, either in person or from afar, even as they, themselves, may be experiencing similar traumas of their own.”

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A debate coach with experience guiding virtual discussions explains how to get students to engage with each other and with the course content: 4 tips for productive online discussions by John Ng

establish online etiquette and a discussion agenda make time for research be purposeful about group size and role assignment facilitate discussion Read article

As middle and high school math students talk through problems, they build camaraderie and gain greater conceptual understanding.

Using math problems for class discussions builds connections between students.

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Present, Engaged and Supported: A Guide to Planning Transitions to School

“The transition back to school for the 2020-21 school year will be one like no other in recent history. Education may occur in classrooms, virtually or as a combination. School transitions in and out of classrooms may occur more than once.”

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‘The Human Connection Is Everything’: Dave Eggers on What He’s Learned From Tutoring Students

“The human connection is everything. This distance learning moment during the pandemic has really proved that technology only gets you so far.”

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A simple phrase that, used alone or prefacing a question, can help you connect better with others

“Tell me…”

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7 Takeaways from our experiences with distance learning: administrators may be able to handle whatever comes next year by putting people first and remaining flexible by Mary Davenport

Put people first
Less is more
Make and communicate a plan
Don’t go it alone

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