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Among the social-emotional stressors East Saint Louis School District students, the coronavirus pandemic “has just been one more thing,” says administrators Tiffany Gholson.
Tornados, hurricanes and other natural disasters can provide some social-emotional learning guidance as schools reopen in the “uncharted territory” of the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
James O’Hagan, the Director of Digital and Virtual Learning for the Racine Unified School District, discusses parent involvement, live vs. remote and what K-12 gaming might look like in the fall.
Giving students to voice to express their emotions will be one way to smooth the transition back to when buildings reopen for the new school year.
Springfield Renaissance School students told educators in a virtual “voice” session that their curriculum needed more books celebrating diverse cultures.
Student voice impacts "everything we do" in Maryland's Howard County Public School System, and has recently led to a more diverse curriculum and a looser dress code.
Before Chicago Public Schools steeped itself in student voice, educators there realized their young learners had far more influence on their lives outside the classroom.
Heading into the new school year, teachers crave data on online learning's impact on students and they also want more training in how to use the information.
The coronavirus pandemic and online learning show that all schools should become 1-to-1—not just with computers, but also for cementing student-teacher relationships, a leading child advocate says.
On the first day of school when classrooms reopen in Texas' Ector County ISD, teachers are more likely to cover social-emotional learning than math or English, Superintendent Scott Muri says.
Teens have turned to social media not to cut themselves off from current events, but to seek connections that boost mental health during this age of coronavirus-induced anxiety and isolation.