My typical day – teaching during COVID

My typical day – teaching during COVID

by Lynette Stant, 3rd Grade teacher at Salt River Elementary School, 2020 AEF Arizona Teacher of the Year

6 a.m. – I start my day by checking emails. Many of my colleagues are up late at night catching up on communications, so I have to get an early start to respond. 7 a.m. – Time to post an attendance question. Students will answer it, and this will give me an idea of who …

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Distance Learning Advice from a Veteran Educator

by Christine Roche, M. Ed., NBCT, highly qualified special education teacher, Amphitheater Public Schools

I always thank my parents for trusting me with their child. That is an honor I take to heart. Here’s what I would tell them: First off, don’t forget to hug your child! They are stressed too. Humor is priceless. Keep a journal so y’all can look back and laugh at all the funnies. Don’t …

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Parents, here’s how to make online learning easier for you and teachers, alike

by Guillermina Torres, Mexican American Student Services department at Tucson Unified School District

A few weeks into the school year, things are already easier than they were at the beginning. But distance learning isn’t simple. To help, here’s some of the advice that I give families I work with: Keep in close contact with the schools. If you’re struggling with tech, let them know. And if you’re unsure …

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School Counselor of the Year: What Families Can Do To Thrive This Year

by Jaime Clemens Jaime Clemens, 2020 Arizona School Counselor of the Year

Everyone involved in education is reeling from the changes and seeking ways to make it through. It’s hard to imagine how the start of this school year could have been any less predictable. But start it did and it will continue. Here are the top five things I suggest from my years as a parent, …

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