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Day: October 30, 2020

How to Encourage Communication in Remote Learning Environments

In 2020, remote learning became a way for students to learn in the comfort of their homes and stay safe during a global pandemic. Many teachers and students struggled to make this new model of education possible. Ringing in the new year didn’t take away those challenges. Educators, counselors, directors, and psychologists must learn new ... Read more How to Encourage Communication in Remote Learning Environments

Behavior Management: How to Support Children With Trauma

Trauma is an underrated concern. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network estimates that two-thirds of children experience a traumatic event before they turn 16. You can’t tell whether a child has experienced a traumatic event by looking at them. You may never know if a child is dealing with trauma. You may only find out after stimuli ... Read more Behavior Management: How to Support Children With Trauma

How to Manage Different Learning Styles in the Classroom

Teaching on its own is a difficult thing to manage, and it’s becoming more difficult as our classrooms are being moved online. Getting your students to sit down at home and learn effectively is turning into a challenge for many teachers. How can you make sure that your students are absorbing the information that you’re ... Read more How to Manage Different Learning Styles in the Classroom

How to Deal with Student Aggression in an Online Classroom

Are you having issues with aggressive or defiant students in your online classroom? Virtual learning has thrown many, if not all, teachers for a loop. And with the guidelines for safe and effective education constantly shifting (and very little consistency from one state to the next), it’s understandable that even one student being defiant in class could be ... Read more How to Deal with Student Aggression in an Online Classroom

Turning Education on Its Head: How to Teach Using a Flipped Classroom

Experimenting with a new teaching strategy can be frightening. Still, your students’ needs and changing circumstances in the world demand innovation. Knowing that other teachers have been successful with a particular teaching method can make innovation less intimidating. Having concrete steps you can take to replicate their success in your classroom makes it even more manageable. Popular ... Read more Turning Education on Its Head: How to Teach Using a Flipped Classroom

7 Tips to Enhance Social-Emotional Learning in a Virtual Classroom

Even before the pandemic, school-aged children struggled with social and emotional health. Between 2014-2018, the CDC found that one in six children experienced symptoms of mental illness. The stresses of pandemic and distance learning have only increased concerns about young people’s mental health. Almost 30% of parents reported that their children were struggling during the pandemic. Under normal ... Read more 7 Tips to Enhance Social-Emotional Learning in a Virtual Classroom

Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): The Four Functions of Behavior

Every teacher has experienced it. You watch a student engage in some unconscionable behavior, and you ask yourself, “Why?” Why would a student chew on her own shoe? Why would a student chase the classmate he likes so incessantly that he brings her to tears? Why would a student who is lonely lash out at classmates ... Read more Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): The Four Functions of Behavior

How Do I Know If My Child Needs a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)?

The Environmental Advisory Board estimates that, on average, teachers lose about 2-1/2 hours of instruction time every week due to behavioral problems in the classroom. This means that there is almost three weeks’ worth of learning time lost during an academic year. Correcting disruptive behavior is important for both children and teachers. Understanding the underlying cause ... Read more How Do I Know If My Child Needs a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)?

CARES Act: A Guide to K-12 Emergency Relief Funds for Your School

School districts already faced budget shortfalls before the coronavirus pandemic hit. The pandemic added significant new expenses and reductions in tax revenue. In doing so, it created a dire situation for schools and state and local governments. To address this situation, the federal government passed the CARES Act. The CARES Act provides emergency relief to ... Read more CARES Act: A Guide to K-12 Emergency Relief Funds for Your School

Classroom Management: The Most Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Almost half of all teachers feel unprepared to manage their classrooms. This number includes teachers with significant classroom experience. In fact, classroom behavior management can be a struggle for new and veteran teachers. As expectations increase and class sizes grow, this struggle becomes more difficult. At the same time, it becomes even more important. Read on to learn ... Read more Classroom Management: The Most Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Common Obstacles Students Face in a Virtual Classroom and How to Manage Them

The COVID pandemic has turned the world—and the world of education—upside down. In a matter of days and, in some cases, overnight, students and teachers were forced to upend the way they taught, learned, and interacted. This new environment poses unique challenges to students, teachers, and parents. In the face of these challenges, each of ... Read more Common Obstacles Students Face in a Virtual Classroom and How to Manage Them