Our teachers are amazing! We will never forget what you’ve done during this interesting time in history. Thanks for going the EXTRA mile with remote teaching.
Building Your Resilience
From: American Psychological Association
Like building a muscle, increasing your resilience takes time and intentionality. Focusing on four core components — building connections, fostering wellness, finding purpose and embracing healthy thinking — can empower you to withstand and learn from difficult experiences.
The important thing is to remember you’re not alone on the journey. While you may not be able to control all of your circumstances, you can grow by focusing on the aspects of life’s challenges that you can manage with the support of loved ones and trusted professionals.
"Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace." ~Confucius
May the effort you spend on behalf of your students while you are at home bring you peace knowing you have done your best. Thank you for your amazing work!
In a video message from Marie Kondo with Time, she offers suggestions on creating an at home work space. She recommends:
- Be aware of all family member’s schedules so you can compliment each other and organize priorities
- Thinking about how we spend our time
- Use mindset or meditation to shift your mind into work mode
- Find a sense of calm by focusing on what you accomplished at the end of the day
You can watch Marie's video by clicking here.
Teaching Students to Hope for the Best
By Mary Ellen Flannery, quoting Rick Miller
"Teachers can control the hope. As teachers we can control whether we believe in them, whether we have their back, and whether we can help them plan for the future.
Kids do better when they’re surrounded by adults who believe in them; kids do better when they have meaningful and sustainable relationships with adults; and kids do better when they can articulate their futures. That is hopefulness.
Just like reading and math, hope is something that students need to practice—and adults need to teach. The more hope students have, the happier and healthier they are, the more they persist in academic lessons, and the likelier they are to graduate.”
Keep up the great work teachers! You foster hope!
With this sudden move to remote instruction, it is easy to view receptive types of media. It is also important to ask students to think critically about and to interact with what they are learning.
Ian Byrd, of byrdseed.com, has a good article on the difference between "remembering" and "thinking," something to think about in these interesting times of teaching and learning in a new format.