Category: Caring adult

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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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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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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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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The Urgent Need to Avoid Punitive Responses to Poor Attendance, attendanceworks.org

“What improves attendance is partnering with students and families to identify and address the root causes that lead to students to miss school in the first place, whether absences are connected to barriers to showing up for school, negative experiences in school or a lack of engagement. Root causes can also be related to misconceptions about attendance, such as thinking that sporadic absences aren’t a problem, or missing two days a month doesn’t affect learning.”

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Morning meetings are a good place to start, but what you really need is a toolkit of strategies to meet your students’ social and emotional needs all day long.

How to Maslow before Bloom all day long

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Conversation groups allow students to explore vulnerability about their experiences and build trust in one another.

“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 …

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Using Social Justice to Promote Student Voice: Preteen students can gain confidence in their ability to navigate complex topics by using intersectionality to investigate social issues.

“There is power in student voice, and it isn’t a voice any teacher can give. We don’t give voices. We make space for them in our curricula and classrooms, or we don’t. Especially in times like these when our nation is burning, we should listen to the young people. We should center their voices through choice of their tasks, choice of what they want to study, and overall handing them some leadership opportunities. How else will they practice taking over the world?”

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