Classroom

While schools are still deciding when students will be able to return to school, the one thing we know is that we will eventually be back in the classroom again. Heading back to school will look different this year. Teachers will be taking precautions to keep students and themselves safe. The CDC has provided schools with recommendations to help lower the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus. One of the recommendations is to wear a face mask to help stop the spread of germs. We put together a list of FUN face masks to give your return to school a little extra pizzazz. Check out our list of top 10 face masks for teachers.

Social-Emotional Learning

As I’ve pondered these points and worked with others creating plans for their schools, I have seen a lot of resources focused on trying to get back on track. Then today, I watched Becoming on Netflix and heard Michelle Obama speak about her transition to the White House. She was asked how she got her life back on track during or after the transition and she replied, “It’s not getting back on track, but it’s creating my next track.” Of course! For years, we have been talking about the paradigm shift from traditional to trauma informed or healing centered engagement. We have been training for this and studying it and it is time to go full force in creating that track. But, how? Here are 6 tips for a healing re-entry plan for schools.

BehaviorLeadershipTeachers

Bullying can have a negative impact on the physical, emotional, and mental health of a student. It can take many forms, such as physical threat, harassment, teasing, violence, and in today’s age of social media, cyberbullying. Children who fall prey to bullying usually have low self-esteem, have difficulty focusing on their studies, and in extreme cases, have thoughts of suicide. This is why it’s important that teachers know how to address bullying.