Classroom educators have a unique influence in helping students navigate not just the academic but also the social challenges of post-pandemic education.
Teachers and parents are scrabbling for the right tools to help them with managing students. Too many are coming up empty-handed in this new world of distance learning.
Would K-12 students be able to maintain physical distance? Could they keep their mouths and noses covered? COVID-19 seemed to present a daunting classroom-management challenge.
As school districts nationwide grapple with re-entry concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, the most basic needs of some of our most vulnerable children may be overlooked.
Disciplinary problems were high, student achievement was low, and so was my patience. I knew I couldn’t do this again the following year, so I decided to change my approach.
Most parents are rational, reasonable, and respectful, but it’s those high maintenance ones that every teacher dreads. And the situation seems to be worsening each year.
These days there is an increased demand—and need—for therapy or service dogs in the classroom. But one of the problems with dogs at school is a lack of national standards.
Far from being a safe haven, schools can be a danger zone, especially for students walking amongst the crush of cars and buses that converge at drop-off and pick-up times.