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Even When the Smoke Clears, Schools Find Student Trauma Can Linger

For some students, the fire is only the beginning. The nightmares, the grief and an all-consuming dread can persist for months or even years.

That’s what teachers and school employees have observed among students in California’s fire-ravaged areas, especially Sonoma and Butte counties, where deadly wildfires have struck repeatedly in recent years. Read more ›

Safe School Return: Six Tips for Secondary School Students [downloadable]

UNICEF has created a downloadable infographic with six tips for safe return to school. The tips address health, hygiene, emotional well being, social interactions, and more. Read more ›

Research: School Counselors and COVID-19 [downloadable]

In a new report, Harvard Graduate School of Education researchers explored how counselors are adapting to meet student needs, where the challenges are, and how schools, districts, and states can support and provide resources to reinforce counselors’ work. Read more ›

PE Adapts for Social Distancing and Virtual Learning

In an attempt to keep students physically active during the pandemic, schools are replacing traditional physical education contact exercises with programming that emphasizes individual skill and strength progress rather than team achievements. Read more ›

Arthur on Racism: Talk, Listen, and Act [web resource]

Help introduce young learners to discussions around race and racism with classroom resources and support materials from Arthur. Find video clips, classroom book lists, and downloadable handouts with tips on how to make your classroom a safe space on PBS Learning Media for California educators. Read more ›

Educators Find Strategies Fostering SEL, Play for Youngest Students as Coronavirus Continues

As preschools open this fall, educators are looking at new ways to support playtime and foster sharing even amid social distancing.

Some choices schools are making permit students to be physically closer when they’re outside, and even shift activities, like sensory tables, to outdoor spaces. And while indoors, one preschool assigns students their own activity spaces, to help them stay physically apart while still playing. Read more ›

Fall 2020 List of Free Resources for Schools During COVID-19 Outbreak [web resource]

As most schools in the U.S. remain closed to students, education technology companies have stepped forward to help educators reach students in virtual ways. T|H|E Journal has assembled a list of free resources and categorized them by topic. Read more ›

Campaign Urges Turning Captions on to Improve Reading Skills

Want to promote more reading? Encourage students and families to turn on the captions while they stream video. That’s what a new literacy campaign targeting students aged 8 to 12 is promoting. Read more ›

How ’Empathy Interviews’ Help Some Districts Cope With COVID

Some administrators are keeping tabs on the entire community’s social-emotional wellbeing by having their staffs conduct regular “empathy interviews” with students and their families. Read more ›

Online Learning: How to Help Middle School Students Develop Crucial Skills This Year

For tweens and young teens, navigating distance learning this school year will require an array of skills they might not yet have developed, writes middle school director and author Jody Passanisi for MiddleWeb. Without the rules and routines of a physical classroom—the external “regulatory systems” that allow kids this age to learn from watching peers and teachers—middle school students will need extra help to build up the self-regulatory skills needed to “set themselves up for success physically, materially, and emotionally.” Read more ›

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