Many school districts across the country are either choosing or being mandated to begin the 2020-2021 school year with distance learning. While this is disappointing to so many of us, we must also recognize our new reality and put measures in place to ensure that students experience a robust and comprehensive online learning environment.
School principals will be critical in supporting this robust environment. Teachers and parents will be looking for leadership during these uncertain and ever-changing times. Principals must rise to this challenge and bring together communities.
Here are 5 ways for principals to lead remote schools: … More 5 Ways Principals Can Lead In A Virtual Environment
This article was orginially posted on Forbes.com writen by Robyn D. Shulman and Dr. David Franklin from The Principal’s Desk. This is what most students can remember before the pandemic arrived, and school will most likely look quite different this academic year. To develop strong social and emotional skills, kids must be in … More 3 Ways School May Look Different In The Fall
For most of us, April and May felt like they lasted way longer than 30 days each. Unfortunately, August probably won’t look a whole lot better. Teachers across the country are doing the best they can in delivering content that was designed for in-person instruction over the web. Parents are struggling to balance their own … More 5 Ways Schools Will Look Different In The Fall
Right now, millions of children across the United States are learning from their teachers from their own kitchens, living rooms, and backyards. The reality is beginning to set in that children might not be returning to school for a while. Teachers are working hard to pivot from in-person instruction to an online approach, attempting to … More 5 Lessons Learned From Distance Learning in the Time of COVID-19
Close your eyes. Picture a school. Any school. What do you see? What do you hear? The sights and sounds of a school are universal: Children laughing and running around on a playground, teachers working with students through math problems or science experiments. There is noise, lots of noise. There is movement, a lot of … More The Kids Are Not All Right
Closing a school or a district in order to prevent the spread of illness or to avoid dangerous weather is no small task. Closing schools requires collaboration between the individual school, the district, and local health officials. UNESCO points out that school closures create a variety of distance learning challenges to consider: Parents unprepared for … More Distance Learning Tips During School Closures
According to Media Smarts, 23% of students reported that they’ve said or done something cruel to another person online. 27% reported that they’ve experienced the same from someone else. With the increased use of collaboration tools and social media, children can be bullied 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Now is the time … More 5 Signs of Cyberbullying
Over the past year, 26 states spent a combined $950 million dollars on school safety. The funds were spent on a variety of resources including anonymous tip lines, SROs, web filtering, fencing, and camera systems. As the need for school safety spending grows, district officials are on the search for funding. Title IV of the … More Using Title IV Funds for Student Safety
Every day, millions of students engage with computers and tablets for learning purposes. Teachers spend hours monitoring the progress of these students, ensuring that they stay on task by using either proximity monitoring or an MDM. To accomplish this, Google products are often favored by schools as they allow easy collaboration and seamless incorporation with … More Google Docs: A New Way to be Cyberbullied
The educational technology business is a multi-billion dollar industry. Every year, districts spend tens of thousands of dollars on new programs, devices, tools, and gadgets. Sadly, many schools receive these new programs, devices, tools, and gadgets, and let them sit in boxes or unused on desktops. Not only are precious funds being wasted, but opportunities … More 5 Ways To Increase Technology Use for Teachers and Students