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5 Ways Teachers Can Connect with Students During COVID-19

Sep 29, 2020 jjamison
5 Ways Teachers Can Connect with Students During COVID-19

  Ashley Perkey September 15, 2020 Education Connected Teaching and Learning Pixabay   Sign up for our daily edtech news briefing today, free.   As a Reading Connections teacher for middle school students, I usually get to spend two or three years teaching, working with, and getting to know my students. I prioritize building relationships and I believe that’s the…

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Encouraging Student Participation in Distance Learning

Sep 29, 2020 jjamison
Encouraging Student Participation in Distance Learning

Monica Burns To address student engagement remotely, choose resources that are authentic and relevant, and provide multiple ways for students to participate, including discussion forums with a combination of audio, text, and video responses. To encourage student participation, set norms and expectations for student work submission; posting and commenting in discussion forums; and using video conferencing…

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Identifying Students in Crisis During Distance Learning

Sep 29, 2020 jjamison

Written by Kim Bolz-Andolshek on September 14, 2020 This summer, Gaggle joined forces with Dr. Lisa Strohman for our Student Mental Health Summer Series. Education leaders from across the country connected with us for these virtual roundtable discussions, sharing their student mental health concerns and diving into the trauma students have been experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. One common…

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A Pediatrician's Advice for Treating Student Trauma

Sep 29, 2020 jjamison
A Pediatrician's Advice for Treating Student Trauma

Doctors and schools must work together to tackle student adversity March 6, 2018 Even for a pediatrician like Nadine Burke Harris, who works with children who experience trauma, the data are startling: Nearly two-thirds of adults report having at least one adverse childhood experience, or ACE, such as abuse, neglect, or a family crisis. But these challenges aren't limited to the world beyond…

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Distance Learning TIPS From Teachers

Sep 29, 2020 jjamison
Distance Learning TIPS From Teachers

Get ideas to improve your practice, better meet students’ needs, support parents/caregivers, and sustain your own well-being. Though distance learning probably still doesn't feel easy, it's no longer brand new. Over the summer there was a small chance to take a breath, regroup, and figure out how we might improve the approach to teaching and learning remotely. Of course, the circumstances remain…

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