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

How to Handle Distance Learning’s “Ghost” Students

Megan BaldufBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: We must acknowledge the concerns about student engagement and attendance that may occur during remote learning. We don’t know everyone’s situation so we must offer grace. According to a meta-analysis of psychiatric research, social isolation and loneliness during the pandemic negatively affect children’s levels of anxiety and depression. Listed below are ways to reach out to students. Use any … Read More

Whichever Way You Cut It

Noor AliBlog, Manage Better

TL;DR: There are many struggles with both in-person and remote learning during this time. Whichever way you cut it, there is no perfect solution given the circumstances. This year is not about replicating the norm. It is not about holding yourself to the same expectations you have of yourself in any other year. You have shown up for the future, … Read More