3 Fresh Ideas for Social-Emotional Learning During Covid-19

When instruction begins in the fall, successful districts will focus on social-emotional learning (SEL) to allow students and staff to process emotions they experienced during the pandemic. With stricter in-person guidelines and increased virtual learning expectations, teachers will need to ensure that students are adapting to the new rigors of the classroom. Teachers must provide…

“Urgent Need” – Deborah Ball on Transitioning to New Types of Teaching During Covid-19

Deborah Ball details how TeachingWorks aims to create a system of teacher professional learning that produces teachers who can disrupt cycles student inequity. The importance of teachers building relationships with students—especially without the guarantee of constant face-to-face contact—should be a top priority this year. Teachers need extra support as they transition from their preparation context…

Coaches Don’t Have To Solve The Problem Or Know What To Say, Says Elena Aguilar

Elena Aguilar reflects how the coronavirus pandemic is making teaching harder than ever. Coaches can provide instructional support and emotional support to teachers during this time. As thought partners, instructional coaches provide ideas and alternative instructional strategies as educators navigate distanced teaching during COVID-19. Elena Aguilar’s expertise comes from twenty-five years as a classroom teacher,…