“As the role of the educator evolves, human connection and guidance will become increasingly more- not less- important”
Category: Social Emotional Learning
As middle and high school math students talk through problems, they build camaraderie and gain greater conceptual understanding.
- By AdminRestor in Caring adult, COVID-19, Resources & Forms, Social Emotional Learning, Student engagement
Using math problems for class discussions builds connections between students.
- By AdminRestor in Indicators & Predictors of Absenteeism, Pandemic responses, Policies for Attendance, Social Emotional Learning, Student engagement, Tier 1,2&3 Strategies addressing absenteeism
This year more than ever before, there is a great need to invest in the transition back to school for both students and families. Every student and family experienced some level of stress, while others have experienced deep trauma from family illness, death and loss of income. During the 2020-2021 school year, education may occur in classrooms, virtually or as a combination. School transitions in and out of classrooms may occur more than once. New research shows that many students could begin the new school year significantly behind in their academic learning. As protests over racism demonstrate, our public institutions, including schools have not adequately addressed the systemic barriers that limit access and equitable opportunities.
- By AdminRestor in Caring adult, Restorative Practice & Absenteeism, Social Emotional Learning, Student engagement
“The human connection is everything. This distance learning moment during the pandemic has really proved that technology only gets you so far.”
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
- By AdminRestor in anti-racism, Caring adult, COVID-19, Social Emotional Learning, Student engagement
“First and foremost, educators, even in this stay-at-home moment, you must address racism in America in your schools and classrooms. You must let students talk about what they feel, encourage them to write about their emotions, and create space for students to emote—even as all of that will have to be done virtually. This is …
- By AdminRestor in Caring adult, COVID-19, Pandemic responses, Social Emotional Learning, Student engagement
“Many are afraid losing their health, the lives of loved ones, their jobs, their dreams, and their futures. What most parents probably expect from schools now is safety and stability, not revolution or change. I like many others think that now is the time to reimagine schools. But I am afraid that making these dreams come true at scale will be very difficult.”
- By AdminRestor in COVID-19, Mental Health and Absenteeism, Physical Health, Social Emotional Learning
“But when children return to school, we must ensure recess is meaningful, playful and inclusive. Why is recess so important, and why now?”
- 10 Things To Do in the First Weeks of School to Connect with Learners in Distance Learning by Katie Martin
- Exploring our reactions: deepening learning from Diangelo’s White Fragility from restorativeteachingtools.com
- 2 Simple Ways to Improve Online Instruction from Edutopia
- Teaching in Troubled Times: A Q&A With a Trauma Expert (NEPC)
- Tracking Student Attendance Under Remote Learning Is a Complicated Mess
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