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Helping Students Through a Period of Grief

Educators often face challenges supporting students through loss and grief, in part because neither teachers nor principals are generally trained as grief counselors. Yet in the coming weeks and months, many students will experience losses of loved ones and of ways of life, and schools are in a unique position to collectively engage and support them with compassion in the grieving process. Read more ›

“My Hero is You” How Kids Can Fight COVID-19 [downloadable]

My Hero is You is a downloadable e-book book written for children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a story developed for and by children around the world. Read more ›

How Can Educators Tap Into Research to Increase Engagement During Remote Learning?

As university professors and researchers who work closely with K-12 online teachers and learners, we’ve heard from many newly remote educators who are struggling. Recent class discussions have focused on the difficulties of getting through to students without in-person contact, especially during a time of enormous stress. Read more ›

Guidance for Teachers and Counselors during COVID-19 and Other Crises [downloadable]

This guidance was designed to support teachers, counselors and others who might have contact with children and youth isolated at home during crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ›

High School Teachers and Administrators: Free Digital Access to the New York Times Available Until July 6

U.S. high school students, teachers and administrators are eligible for three months of free access to The New York Times online.

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How to Serve Students With Special Needs From Afar [video]

About 14 percent of all public school students receive special education services, and for many of them the switch to remote learning has been difficult on families and the schools that teach them every day. How are schools adjusting? What resources are they turning to? And what’s most important to focus on? Read more ›

For Educators, Being ‘Always-On’ During COVID-19 Can Lead to Burnout

Chrissy Romano Arrabito teaches second grade at an elementary school in Hackensack, N.J., a community that has been devastated by COVID-19 in recent weeks.

“In talking to my students and their families, we’re finding that just about everybody’s been touched in some way by COVID-19, my family included,” Romano Arrabito said during a recent EdSurge webinar on social-emotional learning. Read more ›

U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel [web resource]

Health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) into communities across the United States. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has created a COVID-19 landing page to collect the most relevant resources and critical information about the disease and its potential transmission to students, families, staff, and community. Read more ›

Teacher, Interrupted: Leaning into Social-Emotional Learning Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

Dear educators,

There was life before COVID-19, and there will be life after.

We didn’t choose to have our schools and colleges closed; our carefully constructed routines halted in their tracks; our field trips, concerts, sporting events, fundraisers and finals all canceled. We didn’t expect this and had little warning.

We weren’t ready for this either. Or were we?

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Online Teaching: 5 Keys for Effectiveness

As schools and communities work together to provide learning opportunities to students amid the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers are adapting their tried-and-true instructional strategies to the new learning environment. Here are five keys to teaching effectively in an online course environment. Read more ›

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