Absolutely Essential SEL Skills We Need During the Pandemic

Critical SEL Skills for Students, Parents and Teachers During the Pandemic

Students, parents, and teachers have social emotional learning skills that are needed in today’s climate. Dr. Amy Cranston helps us understand how we can help our children (and families and schools) make it through this difficult time. Sponsor: In today’s challenging times, we know how critical it is to make sure kids are equipped with […]

4 Security Issues for Schools During Covid19 Distance Education

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Schools spend time, resources, and focus on security. Now, that security is moving online. What was once relegated to the IT department is now everybody’s business. In today’s show, I share four security issues that are on my mind. First, video conferencing security. Second, encouraging parents to conduct a security audit in the content management […]

6 Super Parent and Teacher Resources to Promote Social Emotional Learning at Home

Children need social and emotional learning skills to cope. But how do we integrate SEL into remote lesson plans? In this post, I’ll share how we can help students volunteer from home. Volunteering opportunities are one of the easiest ways to make SEL actionable at home. Here are 6 steps to help it happen. This […]

How a 17 Year Old Student in New York is Giving Back

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High school junior Jameson Cohen was looking forward to Spring Baseball Season. When he found out he’d be spending it at home, he turned it into a season of giving back. Not only was he able to feed and connect with people in need, he created a special organization called “Circle of Friends” — designed […]

Top 10 Ways to Give Back While at Home

Research says that when students are engaged in service-learning, their immune system, heart rate and sense of well-being improves dramatically. Children are happiest when they feel a sense of purpose. Here are ten tips to help kids experience these positive benefits — even while stuck at home. Disclosure: Note that today’s guest is an advisor […]

Community and #RemoteLearning Conversations with Brad Currie

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How do teachers share information quickly as they have had to move to distance learning amid coronavirus school closures? Brad Currie shares how teachers are sharing #remotelearning best practices as well as what is happening with him and his school in New Jersey. Advancement Courses has a free micro-course  – Launching Online Learning. Register for […]

An Oregon Teacher on Distance Learning at his School – Tyler Cienfuegos

Oregon was one of the earliest states to have to release students to learn from home. How are teachers handling things during coronavirus distance learning? Today, Oregon teacher Tyler Cienfuegos shares what is happening in Oregon and how they are working through issues in his state and at his school.   Advancement Courses has a […]

US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

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What is happening at the US policy level with the coronavirus health crisis? Today, US policy influencer Tom Murray, shares what he’s seeing from the national level and the conversations that are happening as policymakers wrestle with the issues that concern us all. Advancement Courses has a free micro-course  – Launching Online Learning. Register for […]

10 Trauma Informed Principles for Educators During the Coronavirus with Dr. Eric Rossen

Students experiencing the coronavirus crisis are experiencing trauma. So are teachers and parents. In today’s show, learn the ten principles (and a bonus) to help us encourage and help others as we work through this crisis together. This is an important listen for those struggling to figure out how to help kids. Advancement Courses is […]

How To Be Kind In #covid19

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We can separate in physical distance, but we don’t have to be apart in heart. Let’s process our grieving emotions and come through understanding that we need to be physically distant, but we still need to be socially connected. First, let me tell you how I learned the lesson of staying away from people back […]