Nonverbal communication such as American Sign Language can help students and educators in every grade feel more connected. Click here to learn more helpful signs for live meetings from University of Cincinnati ASL instructor Emma Kreiner. By Sarah Schroeder and Rosemary Jane for Edutopia- We all have felt it. Disconnected. We have been “present” in a synchronous … Continue reading How Using a Little Sign Language Can Improve Online Classes
CNN- Summer has come and gone and it's time to go back to school. But for families across America, that experience has drastically changed. Depending on what state you live in and the health of your own family, school may mean in-person classes or another semester of virtual learning. As families try to navigate school … Continue reading The ABC’s of Back to School: A CNN and Sesame Street Town Hall for Families
Learning in 2020 is going to be a roller-coaster of adjustment — here’s how to retain some joy. Jessica Grose for The New York Times- I have spent the past week cleaning out my girls’ bedroom for the upcoming school year, unearthing relics from the before times. It feels like Pompeii; everything is frozen in … Continue reading Keeping a Love for School Alive
H. Alix Gallagher & Benjamin Cottingham for Education Week Opinion- Wanted for the new school year: high-quality remote-learning experiences to engage and benefit all students. Research suggests a way to restructure remote learning to give students what they've been missing. In the current pandemic reality, educators can improve learning, we believe, by finding better ways … Continue reading Teachers, Live Screen Time Is Precious. Use It Well.
Ed Trust and Digital Promise- Across the country, school buildings remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These school closures are a stark reminder of the important role that schools can play in the lives of children and young adults. For many students, schools are a place of stability, where they can learn, grow, and nurture relationships. … Continue reading 10 Questions for Equity Advocates to Ask About Distance Learning
Kati Tarsi for International Literacy Association- As a literacy coach for grades K–6, there is nothing I love more than seeing students deeply engaged in collaboration. From the excitement on the faces of kindergartners as they turn and whisper their thoughts in a think-pair-share to the quick-paced discussion of sixth graders determining where to place … Continue reading Together Apart: Fostering Collaboration In A Remote Learning Environment
Many kids struggle with reading – and children of color are far less likely to get the help they need. A false assumption about what it takes to be a skilled reader has created deep inequalities among U.S. children, putting many on a difficult path in life. Emily Hanford for APM Reports