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School Life in Quarantine: What One Principal Learned

By Andrew Hawk My school’s year started like many others—with a lot of protective measures in place. Students have spent the majority of their days in their classrooms. Everyone has been wearing a mask in the hallways. The staff lounge … Continue reading

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Giving Students More Choice During Distance Learning: Tips and Resources

By Patti Drapeau, author of Inspiring Student Empowerment: Moving Beyond Engagement, Refining Differentiation Student choice makes a difference. When students make choices, they are invested in their learning, they feel listened to and valued. They feel in control of their … Continue reading

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Using Stories to Teach SEL During Distance Learning

By Kimberly Feltes Taylor and Eric Braun, coauthors of How to Take the ACHE Out of Mistakes As the pandemic stretches on, and as many of us work from home and many of our students learn from home, the isolation … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Empower Student Voice During Distance Learning

By Patti Drapeau, author of Inspiring Student Empowerment: Moving Beyond Engagement, Refining Differentiation Student voice matters. Voice allows students the opportunity to influence what they learn and how they learn. In some cases, students use their voice to influence how … Continue reading

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How the Pandemic Affects Children and What You Can Do to Help

By Deborah Serani, Psy.D., author of Sometimes When I’m Sad Studies about the impact of the pandemic on children have shown overall increases in anxiety levels and academic difficulties. Online learning, restricted school days, and virtual classrooms have created lapses in … Continue reading

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