Back-to-school routines under COVID-19 look a little different than previous years. For one thing, kids need to wear masks. Which means many parents have mask questions.
School boards across the country are using different measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. A new study suggests rotating students during different times at school could be most effective.
Taking notes by hand involves manipulating and transforming information in ways that lead to deeper understanding.
Children up to age five get a lot of cues from facial expressions. That makes teaching in a mask challenging, but teachers can learn from strategies developed by masked pediatric nurses.
Parents can help children feel optimistic by listening to and validating their worries, teaching them coping strategies, reviewing safety protocols and supporting them when they face difficulties.
If returning to in-person instruction is truly impossible for public health reasons, policy makers must make large financial expenditures on quality and accessible distance education.
Some students are grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones. Even those not directly affected by fires may be distressed by stories they’ve heard or images they’ve seen. How can schools help?
Many children will be anxious about going back to school. Some might be excited. Either way, there are some things you can do to help ease the transition.