Many are depending on you for their frontline mental and emotional support. Be sure you have the energy you need to serve them well by tending to yourself first. These big ideas can help you stay strong.
Connect with any of these resources to better understand anxiety and how to support your students and teacherswho suffer from it, particularly in our current context.
No one-size-fits-all treatment will address all those who suffer anxiety. This makes it especially challenging to serve their needs; however, these practical resources can pave the way to better understanding anxiety and strategies to support both students and staff.
Technology can potentially exacerbate inequities. How do we shift systemically to support all students in learning during this crisis? Greg Sommers at Washington’s Center for Educational Leadership offers five considerations for transforming the student experience.
Relationships! Relationships! Relationships! “Re-establish connections for every out-of-school student in this country with a caring adult from their school.”
Brainstorm ways to engage students in learning. Rather than “move through” the curriculum, innovate to bring students “into the curriculum.”
“Develop better ways to scaffold student skills for reflection and metacognition. The 1:1 or 1:fewagility that technology offers can be advantageous for accomplishing this.”
Create online spaces that support students in growing their self-efficacy by providing them opportunities to refine and revise as opposed to simply complete.
“Ensure effective communication. As students rely on technology for a greater share of their communication, they’ll need feedback on the best ways to communicate with different audiences and purposes.”