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Children Are Experiencing Real Loss, and We Need to Acknowledge That

By Lisa L. Walsh, author of Violet the Snowgirl: A Story of Loss and Healing As we inch ever closer to the upcoming school year, already begun for many, our back-to-school list looks different than usual. The social and emotional … Continue reading

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Returning to School During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Some Factors to Consider

By Andrew Hawk I can remember when back-to-school planning consisted of hours of discussing how to best prepare students to pass state standardized tests. At the time, the planning process felt impossible. For several years, “annual yearly progress” seemed to … Continue reading

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How Educators Can Respond to Negative Comments About Returning to School

By Stephanie Filio My city is voting tonight on face-to-face versus virtual classes for the fall, and it has gotten me very inspired. People are passionate, concerned, and very vocal on all sides. Is every school district across the United … Continue reading

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10 Parenting Tips for Supporting and Enhancing Online Learning

By Patti Drapeau, author of Inspiring Student Empowerment: Moving Beyond Engagement, Refining Differentiation and Diane Heacox, Ed.D., author of Making Differentiation a Habit: How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms (Updated Edition) Online learning has been the go-to since … Continue reading

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7 Questions That Show Why We Need to Ask Educators How to Safely Return to School

By Susan Stone Kessler, Ed.D., coauthor of The Principal’s Survival Guide. Like most educators, I am carefully following news about the possibility of school resuming in a few weeks. I have noticed that many of the people making recommendations are … Continue reading

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