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.
Adapting to the New
In the survey on page four of this issue, 74 percent of educators are satisfied or very satisfied with the support received from their school in transitioning from in-person instruction to online-only or hybrid teaching. That says a lot about our school systems, administration and principals and their ability to adapt. Read more to discover more thoughts our educators have.
Socially Distanced Learning
How do we help children understand their emotions to continued online learning or returning to brick and mortar and the changes that brings such as wearing masks and social distancing? Suzanne Tucker, Founder and CEO of Generation Mindful, has many suggestions such as using storytelling and trying new ways for social interaction. It’s a good time to use support tools to find connection, understanding and guidance.
With school students online more, we have to pay closer attention to this problem and ways to prevent it. James Arnold explains the signs and offers his advice in this issue.
Stay safe and know that all of our educators are appreciated.