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This article was published by The Thomas B. Fordham Institute on September 21, 2020 by Aaron Daly and Eric Tucker. Education sure looks different in a global pandemic. Some schools are opening for in-person classes. Many are teaching remotely. Some are using hybrid models. All the while, school administrators and parents are nervously keeping tabs […]

Connecting With Reluctant Remote Learners

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Online classes make some kids anxious, but building relationships with them can go a long way toward helping them feel secure. This article was published by Edutopia on August 24, 2020 by Logan Beth Fischer. Teachers, as an instructional coach, I hear you when you ask, “What do we do about those kids who didn’t […]

Preschoolers Zoom, play to learn

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Early childhood teachers stress flexibility, fun with littlest learners This article was published by School News Network on May 15, 2020 by Karen Gentry. When Allison Martin meets online with her preschool students she has a helper by her side – her 3-year-old son Henry. It’s almost like having one of her students with her, […]

Mid-Pacific teachers actively support social-emotional learning during pandemic

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“Through SEL activities and building relationships with our students, we cultivate a caring learning environment that actively includes students in their social, emotional, and academic growth.” – Mid-Pacific Sixth Grade Dean Lisa Mah This article was published by Mid-Pacific Institute on September 11, 2020 by Julie Funasaki Yuen. For the first time in history, Mid-Pacific […]

How To Adapt Special Education To The Remote-Learning Reality

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This article was published by DisabilityScoop on September 8, 2020 by Faith E. Pinho. LOS ANGELES — When the pandemic forced schools to transition to remote learning in the spring, some families struggled more than others. Families of students in special education programs were suddenly expected to adapt to an online learning environment that was […]

How to Choose Words That Motivate Students During Online Learning

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Framing assignments in student-centric rather than teacher-centric ways can encourage engagement and persistence in learning. This article was published by Edutopia on September 15, 2020 by Katie Novak and Mike Anderson. Self-motivation. Ownership. Engagement. We have always wanted students to feel passion for learning and to be intrinsically motivated—to be driven from within. With much learning […]

How special education is changing this upcoming school year

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This article and video originally appeared on July 30, 2020 by Lydia Camarillo. TUCSON, Ariz. — Figuring out what’s best for your student is a tough task many families are facing right now. “I think about the two s’s. We want to keep everyone safe and sane and then we want to try to incorporate […]

This story originally appeared on GPB and affiliate of PBS and NPR on August 4, 2020 by Jade Abdul-Malik. Jennifer Normanly wants her 18-year-old son Jack back in school as soon as possible. Like many parents raising children with disabilities, she feels her voice has been forgotten amid the return-to-school pandemic discussion. Jack and his […]

This article originally appeared in the 74 and is authored by EALA Founding Partner NCLD Executive Director Lindsay Jones. This spring marked three years since the groundbreaking Supreme Court ruling on a case involving a fifth-grader with autism, Endrew F. The decision set a new standard: School districts must provide an education that allows each […]