Every child has experienced the pandemic school closures in different ways.
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Academic progress seems to be the government’s primary concern. But school pupils have experienced lockdown learning – and losses – in a myriad ways
During 2020, we saw the traditional classroom all but disappear. We can expect education to face other types of disruption. In an uncertain future, teachers need more than classroom-readiness.
We need a layered strategy — depending on the amount of community transmission – to ensure the response isn’t the same every time with each snap lockdown: to close schools. Here’s how to do it.
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What might the past offer us at this moment, and how will future generations reflect on this year? How will this present become the future’s past?
An educational ethicist talked to teachers about what ethical issues were most pressing during COVID. Here are the three that featured most.
A new report shows out of 1 million students enrolled in all Victorian schools, only 337 may have acquired the virus through outbreaks at school.
South Africa has to balance a number of factors when considering how to handle schools during the pandemic.
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The country’s Constitution, as well as several court rulings, offer clear guidelines for how children’s best interests should be managed and prioritised.
Remote school may look different to ‘normal’ school, but children are still being taught; they are still learning and many are still actively engaged in the curriculum.
One approach to figure out what to expect is to look at the experiences of different countries after they closed schools due to previous pandemics, war or industrial action.
Some children are not socially engaging with their peers in the way they did before the pandemic. It’s understandable if parents are worried.
Kids learn who they are and how to cope within their families.
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Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids’ social-emotional development on track in these four areas.
Lights, camera, learn!
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For starters, why not have Hollywood team up with teachers to make education more entertaining?
More people turn to alcohol in the wake of disasters, research has found.
The stress of having children do distance learning at home during the pandemic is linked to an increase in alcohol consumption among parents, a new survey finds.
Few first days the new school year will look like this in 2020.
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An effort to bring three teachers together while they taught young students online over the summer in Arizona didn’t bode well.
Given what is now known about the mortality rates of COVID-19, the ongoing disruptions to children’s care, education and health are no longer justified.
Playing together at school helps children learn.
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Children need time to play and be outside. That will be true even if instructional hours are cut short due to social distancing.
These kids learned about staying healthy in schools around the time of the 1918 pandemic.
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School systems realized that they couldn’t deal with the pandemic on their own.
Black children face harsher discipline in public schools.
When white parents decide to homeschool, usually it’s to provide individualized education to their child. Research shows black parents homeschool for an entirely different reason.
A teacher drops by her idled classroom.
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Making classrooms, cafeterias and other spaces less crowded will be essential. There are two main ways to do that.
South Africa’s hard, extended lockdown has come at a significant economic cost.
South Africa should base its COVID-19 mitigation strategy on the premise that the pandemic will last for two years unless a vaccine is developed before then.