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Resources for Educators

Guidelines for Re-Entry Into the School Setting During the Pandemic [downloadable]

These guidelines are provided as a resource for school district leaders, school administrators and community professionals who work with and support students and their families. They provide recommendations for thoughtful trauma-informed planning to prepare for re-entry back into the school setting during the pandemic. Read more ›

How To Talk About COVID Grief in The Classroom

From the more than 550,000 people who have died from COVID in the U.S. to a national reckoning with racism and ongoing racially motivated violence, this year has been characterized by loss and suffering. Experts say educators should be addressing this loss and these hardships in the classroom in a safe and thoughtful way. Read more ›

In Schools, Finding Hope at a Hopeless Time

While pandemic schooling has always been hard, it’s seemed to get harder as time has gone on according to educators who are desperately looking for ways to help students stay motivated. Teachers have reported that students increasingly see school as irrelevant and feel a sense of hopelessness about the future. Even with vaccinations and school openings increasing, there are reported upticks in youth depression, anxiety, and suicide attempts. Read more ›

Social Justice Books [web resource]

SocialJusticeBooks.org is a project of Teaching for Change, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world. Read more ›

As Support for LGBT-Inclusive Curricula Grows, Districts Navigate Persistent Challenges

Five states, California, Illinois, New Jersey, Oregon and Colorado have mandates for public schools to teach LGBT-inclusive curriculum, which varies from the roles and contributions of LGBT figures in history to sex education. Yet experts say there is very little to enforce these requirements, whether that’s districts implementing the curriculum to teachers using it in their classrooms. Read more ›

Anti-Asian Violence Resources [web resource]

Since COVID-19 became news in the United States, hate speech and violence against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has spiked.

We can  encourage you to explore the following resources to learn more about history of anti-Asian racism, why it is on the rise, and the steps we can all take to address it.

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3 Strategies for Helping Students in Crisis Return to School

A student in mental health or behavioral crisis can display obvious actions such as punching or screaming. But other mental health struggles can be hidden, including suicidal ideations, depression and anxiety. As more students return to school after long periods of virtual learning, schools need to be prepared to respond strategically to all types of intensive behaviors, say school psychology experts. Read more ›

Juggling ‘Roomers’ and ‘Zoomers’? How Teachers Make Hybrid Learning Work

After making a major shift to remote learning at the beginning of the pandemic, some teachers had to adjust to another unfamiliar environment when their school buildings reopened: teaching students online and in-person at the same time. Engaging, monitoring and supporting two sets of students with very different needs is a complex juggling act that some teachers have described as their biggest challenge ever. Read more ›

Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset

Researchers and teacher educators Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers have found that a gift many effective educators give struggling students is a practical and optimistic mindset coupled with strategies that help them learn successfully. Read more ›

UCSF CARES COVID-19 Resources [web resource] [downloadable]

The UCSF Collaborative to Advise on Re-opening Education Safely (CARES) offers timely guidance and a webinar series to help school administrators, public health officers, and policymakers make informed decisions and ensure a safe and ideal learning environment for children, teachers, staff, and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ›

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