Education News

Just Another Day

by Tim Ramsey, seventh grade writing teacher at Westwind Elementary in the Pendergast Elementary School District

Just another day teaching seventh grade…virtually… Second period students encountered a glitch with the sign-in link for my class. I wondered why no one was showing up. By the time the problem was solved, there were only twelve minutes left in class. What do you do? Monitor and adjust. That’s what teachers do. All. Day. …

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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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Meeting the Needs of English Learners During Distance Learning

by Expect More Arizona

In May, Expect More Arizona fielded a survey to give classroom teachers a chance to weigh in on COVID-19’s impact on education. This blog series will explore results in more detail, with specific input from teachers across the state. As the pandemic trends shift and schools plan for re-openings, outlooks will continue to evolve. Learn …

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