Teaching During a Pandemic: We are #BETTER! (Part 3)

Candace MillerBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Teaching during a pandemic began with feeling lost. Experiencing this year has led to a renewed hope for the future. Transitioning back to in-person learning after virtual learning for so long was a challenge at first. We are better after having taught during the pandemic. Lessons learned from this time are shared. My Purpose My purpose in blogging is to … Read More

Teaching During a Pandemic: Renewed Hope (Part 2)

Candace MillerBlog, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Teaching during a pandemic began with feeling lost. Getting more information and clarity on teacher expectations led to higher confidence for teachers. Experiencing this year has led to a renewed hope for the future. My Purpose My purpose in blogging is to work through and process thoughts, happenings, and feelings throughout my teaching career. I’m hoping that through my … Read More

Teaching During a Pandemic: Feeling Lost (Part 1)

Candace MillerBlog, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: When the pandemic started, educators around the globe were thrown into unchartered territory. Educators had to quickly learn how to adapt lessons to be online, and students had to adapt to the use of new technology as well. My Purpose My purpose in blogging is to work through and process thoughts, happenings, and feelings throughout my teaching career. I’m … Read More

Teaching Organizational Skills to Virtual Students

Chi WhitleyBlog, Differentiate Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: For students, being able to organize one’s schedule and keeping track of assignments is a life skill. Being organized is a learned skill that takes some students more time to conquer than others. Students should feel accomplished after mastering organization skills, especially in virtual school. This post includes PDF copies of virtual organizers for students. As a former educator, … Read More

Staying Social During COVID for Students With Special Needs

Rose GriffinBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: This post shares strategies for helping students with special needs to stay social during COVID. Strategies include virtual playdates, virtual field trips, virtual yoga classes, and virtual celebrations. Playdates, storytime at the library, going out to eat with friends, having family over for a birthday celebration…these are wonderful opportunities for socialization! Every family is dealing with COVID in their … Read More