Friday, July 3, 2020

Educational Links 7/3/2020

25 Of The Best Poetry Books For Teens

Some teachers unions, districts at odds over live distance learning instruction

Helping Children With Special Needs Transition to Kindergarten

How Districts Can Develop a Comprehensive Plan for Remote Learning Come Fall

Report identifies 7 strategies for impactful assessments

6 Things Anti-Racist Educators Want Grown-ups to Know about Teaching and Raising Kids

The All-Remote Schedule: No Risk to Health, High Risk to Learning

The rapid switch to distance learning for 55 million schoolchildren was never going to measure up to the experience of five days a week of teaching and learning in classrooms, despite the hard work of educators. The kids who did log in regularly had limited live instruction and few opportunities to collaborate and learn from each other. In many school districts, teachers did not teach new content at all, sticking to reviewing standards they’d already covered. In other cases, distance learning amounted to little more than schools posting lessons online and leaving it up to students and parents to figure it out.

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