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Editor's Letter

Congratulations on making it through the 2019-2020 school year. Most of you were thrown into a teaching situation this past spring with little warning, no materials, no instruction and missing the technology you needed to finish out the year. But, you made it work. Now you are in a new school year successfully teaching 100 percent on online, or back in the classroom or a hybrid of both. In this issue we speak to the issues and solutions that educators are facing today.

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COVID-19 Teacher Survey

Few professions have been as heavily impacted by the pandemic as teaching. On top of budget shortfalls and widening equity gaps, social-distancing measures have forced educators to adapt to a completely new style of instruction virtually overnight.

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Socially Distanced Learning Causing Worry? Help Children Process Emotions Through Play

With the 2020/21 school year under way and various education options implemented nationwide, parents and kids alike are feeling a full spectrum of emotions. Many parents are searching for ways to best help their children emotionally process these new educational guidelines.

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Leadership: The 5 Pillars of Impactful Leadership

She shared, with surprising calm, that the winds had brought down three immense Cedar trees at the entrance of Brandon Hall’s campus and that she could not get home. I advised her to park somewhere off campus grounds and wait for me to drive my car as close to them as I could. When I arrived, the impasse was as she described, and all access to and from our campus was blocked. I helped them over the trees and they landed safely in my vehicle. My mind then pivoted to one of those leadership moments. How would we restore access to and from campus in the midst of a dangerous storm? What measures could we take to ensure safety for all our faculty and student residents? What kinds of communications to our internal and external community would be most effective, authentic, and reassuring?

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Emergency Preparedness What Schools Should Now Know 101

Having an emergency preparedness plan in place is expected of all school districts and facilities. It’s expected, as well, that all students, parents, faculty and staff know the plan and how to put the plan in action if needed. These are the steps you must have for a successful school emergency preparedness plan.

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Social Emotional Solutions: Evaluating Schoo Climate Using Adaptive and Innovative Technology

Surveys are a critical part of early intervention and school improvement strategies. But the survey tool that you implement must enable you to use best practices while embracing new strategies and technologies.

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Ensuring Best Outcomes for Students with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Autism Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Organizations providing intensive behavioral services to students diagnosed with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities faced immediate and unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19. As data surrounding the novel virus and how to combat its spread evolved, special educators in particular were forced to pivot as they faced daily, real-time triage needs.

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Top Tips for Preventing Cyberbullying

 

  • What is Cyberbullying?
  • Types of Cyberbullying
  • Cyberbullying Statistics
  • Who Cyberbullies and Why?
  • Dangers of Cyberbullying
  • Ways To Prevent Cyberbullying
  • Recognize the Signs of Cyberbullying
  • Advice for Parents on Cyberbullying
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GOING BEYOND Traditional Teacher Induction Programs

Rigorous academic state standards, high stakes testing, school district policies, and a shortage of confidence add to the challenges that a first-year teacher experiences in the classroom. Recent graduates of teacher training programs are certified content experts, as validated by their university diploma. But with minimal experience, they may not be experts in the pedagogy of teaching. First-year teachers might also lack the necessary organizational knowledge to navigate the challenges of teaching or struggle to assimilate into the culture of a school and community.

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Civic Knowledge: Americans’ Ignorance of American Principles, History, & Government Can No Longer Be Ignored

Many recent studies point to a growing problem in America which can no longer be ignored. The problem is that many Americans of all backgrounds lack adequate civic knowledge about our nation’s history, founding ideas, and governing institutions. This widespread deficiency among the general public is a serious matter in a self-governing republic such as ours, which relies on an educated citizenry to govern itself. If these trends continue, as many historians and practitioners note, America will not be able to endure as it was designed by our Founders. Consider the findings of the following studies within the past 20 years: ...

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Coding Empowers Students

With the increasing impact of technology in nearly every sector of the global business environment, coding has become a necessary language and skillset in the digital age. It is important for kids — both boys and girls — to start learning the language of code at an early age so they begin thinking about problem solving in a more fluid manner that empowers them to work in team environments that encourages community learning and collaboration.

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Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum preserves Parks’ lasting legacy

On Dec. 1, 1955, the act of one courageous woman sparked a movement that brought change not only to the city of Montgomery, Alabama but throughout the United States.

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Morehead Planetarium & Science Center Reimagined The Historic Institution Opening Its Doors After $9.2 Million Renovation

In 1949, Morehead Planetarium opened its doors on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Now Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the historic institution is celebrating a milestone in a 70-year history—reopening its doors after a $9.2 million renovation and an unexpected months-long closure due to the current public health crisis.

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Our Goal: to reinvigorate the spirit of American education.  The Southeast Education Network, through SEEN Magazine and www.SEENmagazine.us, presents resources, ideas and techniques to help educators become more effective while growing personally and professionally. SEEN Magazine is dedicated to educators, school administrators, and the education community.

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