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How Teachers Can Help Students With Special Needs Navigate Distance Learning

Distance learning is challenging for many learners, but can be even more challenging for students with learning, attention, or social-emotional needs.

As educators and parents, we are tasked with an unprecedented challenge: Figuring out how to reach and teach diverse learners online. It’s not easy. But it’s critical for so many of our students. Read more ›

How to Manage a Hybrid Classroom

Many schools have shifted to what’s been referred to as a “hybrid” model. In this model, some students attend remotely while others attend in-person. Hybrids come in all shapes and sizes — from weekly rotations to alternating half days to a more synchronous or “concurrent” model in which all students are “in class” at the same time, just in two different places.

No matter the learning model, each type comes with its own set of unique challenges in regard to managing the day-to-day classroom. Read more ›

CDC Redefines COVID-19 Close Contact, Adds Brief Encounters

On October 21, U.S. health officials redefined what counts as close contact with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but repeated encounters. Read more ›

Colleges Can Be Covid-19 Hotspots. Here’s How to Talk to Your Kid About Safety.

Despite parents’ efforts to prepare their children and the extensive safety protocols set up by colleges and universities, the novel coronavirus has infiltrated campuses nationwide, turning many into covid-19 hot spots in just a matter of weeks. With cases continuing to rise, forcing switches to online-only classes and strict dorm lockdowns, parents have found themselves trying to figure out how to communicate their concerns from afar. Read more ›

Advice For Dealing With Uncertainty — From People Who’ve Been There

We are living in uncertain times. No one knows exactly how or when this coronavirus pandemic will end — or what it will mean for our lives and the lives of our loved ones in the future.

This pandemic that we’re all going through feels unprecedented — but the feeling of uncertainty is not. People live through all kinds of scary things all the time. Here are seven tips for dealing with uncertainty from people who’ve been there. Read more ›

The Pandemic Proves We All Should Know ‘Psychological First Aid.’ Here Are the Basics.

If ever there were a time for people to know the important skills that make up what mental health experts refer to as “psychological first aid,” a pandemic is it. Like regular first aid, PFA is a way of helping someone in pain — except rather than cleaning and bandaging a cut or applying ice to a sprained ankle, you tend to someone’s anxiety or distress in a way that will ease it and help restore a sense of equanimity. Many disaster responders and public health professionals have been trained in PFA, but it’s time for the rest of us to join them, so we can help our families, our friends and ourselves. Read more ›

Your Health: Guidelines for Celebrating the Fall and Winter Holidays

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided some guidelines to protect individuals, families, friends, and communities from COVID-19 during the upcoming holidays. Read more ›

How Can Virtual Environments Support Learning for All?

In the struggle to implement expanded remote learning, educators are also finding opportunities. But with efforts to provide devices and Wi-Fi access, educators still are missing — or inadvertently reducing — opportunities to better serve all students. Read more ›

Quick Guide: What California’s Color-Coded County Tracking System Means for Schools

In this Quick Guide, EdSource answers your questions about California’s four-tiered, color-coded tracking system that replaced the previous county monitoring list at end of August. Read more ›

How Much Learning Have Students Lost Due to COVID?

There is good reason to fear that this spring’s school closures hurt students’ academic progress. But how much learning, exactly, did students lose?

On a national level, we don’t yet know. State tests were canceled last spring, and this year’s tests won’t be given for many months, if they happen at all.

That’s prompted researchers to release their own projections of learning loss — and they paint a grim picture. Read more ›

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