Restorative circles, online wellness rooms and grief training: How schools are preparing for the Covid mental health crisis

The Hechinger Report

Other schools are offering grief training to teachers, counseling them on how to recognize signs of distress, and encouraging them to attend to their own emotional wellbeing. Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School News Mental health and trauma online learning poverty teachers

Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well. Coronavirus closures gave many just days.

The Hechinger Report

Experts say teachers need weeks — if not months — of training to develop and implement an online class. The rest of the day was devoted to reviewing the academy’s virtual learning plan and training teachers for the move from classroom to screen.

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COVID-19’s Long-Term Impacts on Education in 2020 and Beyond


Lynch also observed that because current college students who are training to be teachers won’t be able to fulfill their in-person practicum requirements as student-teachers in schools, there will be an increased shortage of K-12 teachers next year. Secondary teacher positions are harder to fill than elementary ones; as are science and math openings. Employee training and development programs are the first things that corporations cut in times of recession.

Why aren’t more school counselors trained in helping students apply to college?

The Hechinger Report

Yet many counselors receive little or no training in college counseling. Instead, training focuses on helping students cope with social and emotional problems. We need stand-alone coursework that is providing this training.”. “We

Music, Academics, and Keyboarding–Transferrable Skills

Ask a Tech Teacher

As I trained my daughter to turn pages for me, at the piano, I asked her to turn a full measure before I reached the bottom of the page. We train our fingers using repetition to develop muscle memory and automaticity. Bill Morgan is a frequent contributer to Ask a Tech Teacher.

To Combat the ‘COVID Slide,’ Tutoring Program Pairs Elementary Schoolers with College Students


According to an EdSurge/Social Context Labs analysis of 196 school district policies published during spring 2020, nearly two-thirds offered printed instructional materials to families to use for schoolwork, a figure that was higher among high-poverty districts than low-poverty districts. Credit: TN Tutoring Corps) Also, due to the tight timeline, the Haslam Foundation only had about a week in June to train the tutors it had hired in May, which Simmons says was “good but not great.”

What Work/Life/Learning Balance Looks Like in a Pandemic

Digital Promise

” We frequently move between exploring the backyard (my 3-year-old son has an affinity for counting HVAC units), building train tracks, watching movies, and playing educational games. Carly Chillmon (Pre-K and Elementary School Parent): My kids are active, very active.

OPINION: Tribal colleges, lifeline to rural and disenfranchised Native communities, need our help more than ever

The Hechinger Report

For the last six years, the American Indian College Fund has selected a group of talented students and alumni for leadership training to speak about education issues impacting Native Americans. By March 2020, that number had reached one in five.

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Education in the Era of COVID-19: Why Connection Matters

Digital Promise

Sitka School District prepares for meals on April 7, 2020. Staff from Creekview Elementary School in Middletown post selfies during the district-wide fire drill.

Students have their own demands for school reopening

The Hechinger Report

Elementary students told Pressley they wanted more opportunities to interact with their classmates; one fourth grader suggested Zoom recess. She helped the students design the survey questions and trained them in interview methodology and the ethics involved in research on human subjects.

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OPINION: Why policymakers and school leaders can’t ignore how the pandemic hurts childhood brain development

The Hechinger Report

Goldie Hawn works with a student at Pacoima Charter Elementary School. Children who did another program’s online cognitive skill-training exercises that look like computer games had increased attention, self-control and memory. DANGER: Deadly coronavirus. Wear a face mask.

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Transition to Digital Learning with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Lauren Williams, a fifth grade teacher in California, works in a predominantly Latinx and Black K-5 elementary school, where almost half of the students are designated as English Learners (ELs). In many schools, the structures and training were not there to support effective digital learning.

As the world goes virtual, big education technology players tighten their grip

The Hechinger Report

Its server costs rose, and it had to hire more people to provide customer support and teacher training. Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School Higher Education News Universities, Inc.

How More Teachers are Being Trained in the Science of Reading


Hannah Hughes is playing a game with a group of second graders at Johnson Elementary School in Kingsport, Tennessee, who are still working on their reading skills. And a new report suggests that her students’ future reading success might rely, in part, to that training. .

What You Can Do to Bring Emotional Intelligence Lessons into the Classroom


And finally, if you are a school administrator, plan an emotional intelligence training session for your faculty. Emotional intelligence training and SEL programs are not only linked to a positive classroom environment, but they also improve overall academic performance.[11,13].

OPINION: Black-white disparities in education correlate with teachers’ implicit biases, but it will take more than education reform to solve the issue

The Hechinger Report

Such policies include, for example, mandating that police , healthcare workers and judges receive training to reflect on how their own racial prejudices might affect their work. Elementary to High School News Opinion Race and Equity Social emotional

Beyond a label: Digging into innovation in charter and traditional district schools

The Christensen Institute

These differences vary by school level, though: traditional and charter elementary schools in the Canopy are approximately the same size, whereas traditional middle and high schools are much larger than charters.). In practice: a tale of two Texas elementary schools.

Klassroom, the first parent-teacher communication app designed specifically for elementary schools

eSchool News

Klassroom, the Paris-based company that reinvents parent-teacher communication in pre-kindergarten and all elementary school grades, just raised a $3 million seed round led by Bpifrance and several angel investors including Jerome Lecat, CEO at Scality, and Andy Myers, President at and former executive at Renaissance Learning. Bpifrance also provides extra financial services (training, consultancy) to help entrepreneurs meet their challenges (innovation, export…).

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is back to school time 2020 for many of us in the United States and beyond. JULY 19, 2020 · 1:26 AM | EDIT. What information and training must be provided to students and parents to ensure success? JUNE 28, 2020 · 7:23 PM | EDIT. JUNE 9, 2020 · 3:18 AM | EDIT.

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Data Privacy in a Pandemic? Parents Are Concerned, But Still Welcome More Tech


And parents of elementary school-aged children, African-American parents, Hispanic parents and those with higher incomes report higher overall concern for this issue than other parents.

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What Should Recess — and Play — Look Like in a Socially Distanced World?


N’appelons pas ça « école » — Laurence De C**k-Amish (@laur_dc1) May 12, 2020. In the 1990s, Melinda Bossenmeyer was an elementary school principal in California who did not like recess.

Reimagining Education: A Call for Action

User Generated Education

“Just-in-time learning is an approach to individual or organizational and development that promotes need-related training be readily available exactly when and how it is needed by the learner” ( Just-In-Time Learning ). Some anti-racist learning activities can be found at: Anti-Racism Resources – [link] Anti-Racist Activities for Upper Elementary and Middle School Students – [link]. Many of us have been discussing educational reform for decades.

OPINION: We can make podding equitable if parents work together

The Hechinger Report

My children’s public elementary school in Brooklyn serves over 900 students, from pre-K through fifth grade. We also called after-school programs, tutoring companies and summer camps to see if any could step in and provide trained staff to watch over our kids.

Overcoming security and privacy concerns with e-learning


It’s important to note that those impressive numbers don’t include remote students at the elementary or high school level. While the bulk of cybersecurity is in the hands of trained techs and professionals, students can learn how to effectively safeguard their online data.

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Breonna Taylor was shot by police in a city held up as a beacon of racial progress

The Hechinger Report

A protester holds a sign during a protest over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Sarah: I was in the Advance Program and I was bussed to Coleridge-Taylor [an elementary school in a mostly Black, low-income neighborhood in downtown Louisville]. It focuses on teacher training. With the teachers, it’s saying if you could get this cultural competency training down, your students are going to be great.

Diverse future of the Midwest has already arrived in one Iowan school

The Hechinger Report

And yet the immigrant experience is still an unusual one in Iowa — a state that holds enormous sway over the 2020 election but looks quite unlike the rest of the U.S. Another 23 Sioux City seniors are set to earn the honor in the spring of 2020. “It’s

OPINION: Five ways to achieve equity in remote learning

The Hechinger Report

When the transition happened in March, administrators in our region of Washington state had roughly two weeks to evaluate, purchase and train teachers to use a variety of ed-tech products — from learning management systems and video-conferencing tools to complex, interactive software. Elementary to High School News Opinion Coronavirus and Education digital education edtech remote learning Technology access

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators


Instead, view it as a tool that can inform and supplement lessons, and even then, only if teachers and administrators are well trained in its use. Lessons that involve digital citizenship can help a student use technology responsibly well beyond their elementary school years.

Navigating Your Journey to Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

I must emphasize the need to be realistic as this rests on the mere fact that most teachers have never been adequately trained in this area. Our youngest learners will need some help and guidance, especially if their elementary schools have not been 1:1 or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Zywicki (@ZywickiR) March 16, 2020 Suggest lots of independent reading. The COVID-19 pandemic has jolted the world in ways that many of us have never seen or could have predicted.

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Project-based learning gets its moment during the coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

Shelby County Public Schools trained all of its teachers in project-based learning seven years ago, and the practice had taken root in pockets all over the district. Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School Future of Learning Future of Learning newsletter Personalized LearningShelby County Public Schools, a district serving about 7,000 students halfway between Louisville and Lexington, has had state approval for “nontraditional instruction” for several years.

Schools Will Never Return to Business as Usual. Here’s How They Can Make the Most of Our New Reality.


Their school day, also shorter, will end with an enrichment “band” where students can choose a deep dive into topics like the 2020 election or a creative writing project about life under COVID-19—without homework or tests.

OPINION: How can we bring the beauty and power of dance to children in underserved neighborhoods?

The Hechinger Report

NEW YORK — One of the first lecture demonstrations of Accent Dance NYC took place at an elementary school in the South Bronx, where a large percentage of children lived in temporary housing and shelters.

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Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. More than half of those surveyed teach in public schools (66 percent) and more than half are elementary school teachers (60 percent). There is so much pressure on teachers as more and more schools close for the academic year as a result of COVID19. It hasn’t been easy for them to say the least.

Public Libraries Can Improve Remote Learning. Here’s How.


Math (everything from elementary school arithmetic to calculus and statistics). At the moment, school districts across the country are grappling with the decision of whether to return to face-to-face instruction.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

In a panel discussion about equity training and professional development for teachers and leaders, Associate Director of Equity, Well-Being, Early Years and School Improvement for TDSB Colleen Russell-Rawlins noted that coaches do not necessarily disrupt a culture of inequity: “We must address the identity of the coach, name that, and reframe the coach/mentee relationship to two teaching professionals collaborating and learning together.”.

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