Category: Social Emotional Learning

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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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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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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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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How White Educators Can Approach Antiracist Work:Striving to understand the origins of the concept of race and the effects of implicit biases are good initial steps.

“I believe that, as Dr. Ibram X. Kendi says, we are all “either racist or antiracist; there’s no such thing as ‘not racist.’”

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By establishing routines that address the challenges of online learning, teachers can help students in grades 3 to 8 feel a sense of belonging.

“how can we create a positive classroom culture when we can’t even see our students face-to-face?It’s going to take a mixture of adapting the old tried-and-true beginning-of-the-year traditions to digital media and creating whole new practices and activities.”

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Use Live Class Time to Center Relationships: By delivering content to students working at home, teachers can save live classes for what’s most important—the personal interactions that solidify learning.

“What made going to school meaningful?For both of us, that answer is simple: It was the human connections we made.”

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