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Connecting Social Emotional Well-Being, Mental Health, and Suicide Prevention: Strategies for Addressing a Child’s Call for Help

Connecting Social Emotional Well-Being, Mental Health, and Suicide Prevention: Strategies for Addressing a Child’s Call for Help

Since late February and early March of 2020, due to the COVID-19 emergency, school districts across the nation have experienced school closures, which have impacted the delivery of instructional continuity. Many have managed to shift instructional practices to distance learning with varying degrees of success. [More]
Supporting Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities During Distance Learning

Supporting Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities During Distance Learning

As we support distance learning practices during the COVID-19 emergency, it is essential to implement highly effective instructional strategies to support learners with significant intellectual disabilities. Strategies include using the elements of Universal Design for Learning to develop learning plans; creating a consistent and collaborative schedule for ourselves, families, and students; and establishing student expectations; with flexibility. During distance learning, continued communication with colleagues, administrators, students, and families, is essential to keeping everyone connected and informed. [More]
The “COVID-19 Slide” will likely prove to be much more significant than the typical “Summer Slide.” Here is how you can start planning now!

The “COVID-19 Slide” will likely prove to be much more significant than the typical “Summer Slide.” Here is how you can start planning now!

When schools start to re-open and students return to the classroom, one thing is certain. Recoupment of regression during the “COVID-19 Slide” will be front and center in everyone’s mind. Students will display wider variations in academic performance than ever before. As such, it is critical to start planning now for how you will identify and manage students with learning losses and social-emotional needs. [More]