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One Teacher’s Advice to Help Students Not Just Survive, But Thrive in Remote Learning

April 30, 2021

I love my students and, boy, do I miss them. Teaching remotely over a computer is just not the same as seeing them in person. I miss eating breakfast together, morning meetings, laughter on the playground, deep discussions about books we’re reading and so much more. Our school, Casa Blanca Community School, is located in the Gila River Indian Community outside Phoenix. We thrive on building social ties with students and families, but keeping those social ties in place and student engagement up isn’t easy during distance learning. Over the past year, I have found that some strategies work better than others with my third graders. I think it is important during this challenging time to keep my students moving, to stay connected by phone and online and to communicate with families. Here are the four specifics. Read More