As educators delve into the world of remote and online learning, we must be mindful of the need to retain professional boundaries at the same time as working to maintain a high level of support for students.
In these challenging times, taking the time to check in with students’ social-emotional wellness is just as important as attending to their physical well-being.
Students whose social and emotional needs are not being met do not learn effectively.
- By Ronald Chaluisán Batlle
Today the Coronavirus has left public school systems and private schools scrambling to find alternative ways to continue to educate students for an extended period of time.
When choosing STEM tools for girls, it is important to choose tools that engage girls in active problem-solving, hands-on learning, building and engineering.
For public schools, technology is an important tool. But establishing strong security measures to protect student privacy is even more essential.
Continuing with our blogs that investigate SEL (social and emotional learning), in this week’s post, we explore the role that the classroom teacher can play in helping our children develop those critically important social and emotional skills and habits. The blogpost is written by a noted expert on children, teachers, and education, Dr. Shelja Sen, who is based in Delhi, India and is a co-founder of ChildrenFirst, a center that provides children with mental health care solutions.
- By Cathie Norris, Shelja Sen, Elliot Soloway
When we discuss STEM education, it's easy to focus on acts of teaching and learning. But if our vision of STEM is only confined to the classroom, we risk ignoring a large portion of what the true essence of STEM education is all about. It is more than just a collection of subjects taught in isolation. In its truest form, STEM is a state of mind: a practice of critical thinking and problem-solving that learners engage in throughout life.
After 10 years of investment, it’s time to re-evaluate and chart a new way forward.
Our children are hungry — food-wise and emotion-wise. Schools have addressed the former and they are starting to address the latter. In this beginning blog post on SEL — social and emotional learning — we define it, raise a few provocative questions, and then we hear from Dr. Tyralynn Frazier, an SEL expert, who explores “SEL and Equity.” A very good place to start!
- By Cathie Norris, Tyralynn Frazier, Elliot Soloway