"Girls’ lives are hard and, let’s face it, adults don’t really understand what girls are going through. Sure, we might know what it’s like to be a teenager, to struggle with academic or family issues, or to deal with complicated friendships or relationships. But we don’t know what it is like to be a girl today—trying to figure herself out, getting ridiculed and judged on social media, constantly comparing herself to others, never quite feeling good enough, and so afraid to fail that she is plagued with stress and anxiety on a daily basis." Read the full post on Corwin Connect.
"Week five, and maybe you feel a little more confident. And in the same nano-second of time that you feel like you are just arriving at “I got this,” there is another feeling snuggling right up to your new-found confidence. It feels something like dread. How am I going to do this until the end of the school year? Is this really sustainable?" Read the full blog by author Beth Kelley on Corwin Connect.
"As an educator you have a unique opportunity to role model for your students how to stay calm during uncertain times. The first step is to know how to do that for yourself before you can do it for your children, spouse, family, and students." Read the full blog from author Beth Kelley on Corwin Connect.
"The logistics of providing regular meaningful feedback quickly are daunting." Read this blog from Flash Feedback author Matt Johnson for his strategies for providing quick, impactful feedback without burning yourself out.
"... To make up for these missing moments, I have begun to focus even more than normal this week on the one consistent area of interaction with my students that I have left: my feedback to their work."
Read the full blog from Matt Johnson, author of Flash Feedback, and his recommendations for providing feedback in a distance learning environment.
"Over the 40 years I’ve worked in early childhood education, I’ve believed many times that a revolution in the field was imminent. Heaven knows we’ve certainly needed one, as misguided policies have brought about increasingly inappropriate practices. Surely people who understand child development would finally begin making the decisions about ECE!
Clearly, I’ve been naïve..."
Read the full blog by Rae Pica, author of What If We Taught the Way Children Learn? and What If Everybody Understood Child Development?, regarding her experience in early childhood education and her thoughts on the response of schools to COVID-19.
"As educators move to competency-based designs in teaching and assessment, they often realize that their traditional or standards-based grading approaches are inadequate in communicating student learning. These limitations include..." Read the full article by Rose Colby, co-author of Deeper Competency-Based Learning on the CompetencyWorks blog.
This blog post from Victoria Romero, one of the authors of Building Resilience in Students Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences, discusses how teachers can better understand stuggling students in this "new normal".