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…

Top Recommended Reading for Instructional Coaches and Teachers – July 2020

Although the outlook may still be undetermined, the school year is drawing near. Teachers and instructional coaches are gearing up for an unforgettable academic year by ramping up their technological skillsets. Well-honed remote teaching skills will most likely be a foundation for success for many teachers. Consequently, professional development that arms educators with a better…