How To Be Prepared for Remote Teaching at a Mom...
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers and students have been faced with many different challenges. One in particular was the shift from in-person instruction to remote learning in the earlier days of the pandemic. Now, with the uptick in the number of cases due to the Omicron variant, many classrooms across the US have switched back […]
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Setting Behavior Expectations in the Virtual En...
What student behavior looked, sounded, and felt like took a unique turn with virtual learning. When students can turn their cameras off and fully hide their engagement, how can you ensure every student maximizes their potential? Follow these four strategies to help you maintain the same level of participation with your students virtually that they […]
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How to Incorporate Social-Emotional Learning in...
Social-emotional learning (SEL) describes the process in which an individual learns the skills and attitudes needed to manage their emotions, hold respectful and empathetic interactions with others, and become responsibly self-sufficient. Every young person needs to learn, evolve, and refine these skills throughout their childhood to become a mature, relatable, and understanding adult. Many teachers […]
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Six Ways to Build More Meaningful Relationships...
As our students and teachers remain socially distanced, our classroom leaders are facing an unfamiliar challenge—how to form bonds of trust and respect with students whom they only see in person a few days a week at most, or not at all. In unfamiliar times we must turn to innovative approaches and modalities. To help […]
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How to Help Your Remote and Hybrid Students Mak...
For children, friendships are means to be forged through tactile moments and experiences. Little children build forts together, chase one another on a playground, and play make-believe together. Older children hang out and listen to music, play basketball, or even attend events and concerts together. As we continue to keep our children and teachers safe […]
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Three Ways to Support Your Students Who May Be ...
This blog post is by our guest contributor Ryan Divita who is a special education teacher at Williamsville North High School in Western New York. This school year has brought many new challenges, such as virtual learning, hybrid models, and a renewed focus on social-emotional well-being. Synchronous and asynchronous learning have become centerpieces of household […]
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Engaging Student Learners During a Pandemic
Today we have a very special guest blog by Susan Corrie, a former elementary building principal for the Clarence Central School District in Western New York. Susan has worked in education for over 35 years and works with PLS 3rd Learning, PLS Classes’s parent company. Thank you Sue for sharing your ideas with our readers! Like […]
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Get Your Students Excited About Learning in an ...
We can all agree that the last school year did not go as planned. The 2020-2021 school year is also proving to be unconventional, with COVID-19 continuing to disrupt many traditional education modalities and sometimes even separating students from their teachers to ensure social distance safety. Despite the ongoing effects of the pandemic on our […]
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Five Ways to Create a Sense of Community in a V...
A classroom community is formed when students come together as a class to work towards the common goal of learning. In such a community, students feel valued and connected to the teacher and other students in the class. Taking the time to create this type of environment takes practice but with a little effort and […]
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Create a Classroom Culture that Empowers Your S...
Giving students more autonomy over their education and creating climates that foster student expression are growing priorities in K–12 education. The trend results from the intersection of personalized learning plans tailored to offer individualized experiences for optimal outcomes, and student-centered learning movements, which prioritize student needs over institutional goals. Regardless of its impetus, the goal […]
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