Future Teachers Mistake Black Students as ‘Angry’ More Than White Students, Study Shows – Teaching Now

Across the country, schools are planning a return to at least some in-person instruction in the fall—but teachers say they still have many unanswered questions about how it will all work. 

If a teacher is exposed to someone with COVID-19, will they have to use their sick days to self-quarantine for two weeks? What extra responsibilities will teachers be tasked with to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the classroom? What accommodations will be made for teachers who are high-risk, or who live with a high-risk person? Will they be guaranteed their jobs if they opt to teach remotely?

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The National Education Association Is Projecting a 125,000-Member Loss Due to COVID Layoffs – Teaching Now

Across the country, schools are planning a return to at least some in-person instruction in the fall—but teachers say they still have many unanswered questions about how it will all work. 

If a teacher is exposed to someone with COVID-19, will they have to use their sick days to self-quarantine for two weeks? What extra responsibilities will teachers be tasked with to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the classroom? What accommodations will be made for teachers who are high-risk, or who live with a high-risk person? Will they be guaranteed their jobs if they opt to teach remotely?

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NEA’s Lily Eskelsen García Talks Racial Justice, COVID Layoffs, and Leaving Office – Teaching Now

Across the country, schools are planning a return to at least some in-person instruction in the fall—but teachers say they still have many unanswered questions about how it will all work. 

If a teacher is exposed to someone with COVID-19, will they have to use their sick days to self-quarantine for two weeks? What extra responsibilities will teachers be tasked with to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the classroom? What accommodations will be made for teachers who are high-risk, or who live with a high-risk person? Will they be guaranteed their jobs if they opt to teach remotely?

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As Schools Plan for Reopening, Worried Teachers Say They Have More Questions Than Answers – Teaching Now

Across the country, schools are planning a return to at least some in-person instruction in the fall—but teachers say they still have many unanswered questions about how it will all work. 

If a teacher is exposed to someone with COVID-19, will they have to use their sick days to self-quarantine for two weeks? What extra responsibilities will teachers be tasked with to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the classroom? What accommodations will be made for teachers who are high-risk, or who live with a high-risk person? Will they be guaranteed their jobs if they opt to teach remotely?

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All The Best Ways To Use A Teacher Cart

A few years ago, teachers discovered the RÅSKOG rolling utility cart from IKEA … and they fell in love. Soon, this popular piece was popping up everywhere, personalized to make the perfect teacher cart for every classroom. This year, we predict teacher carts will be more popular than ever, as teachers adjust to the ever-changing learning environments in a COVID-19 world.

Whether you need to travel from classroom to classroom, turn your home office into a virtual learning center, or just keep your classroom clutter under control, this teacher cart is the must-have accessory on every list.

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Future Teachers Mistake Black Students as ‘Angry’ More Than White Students, Study Shows – Teaching Now

A new study finds that prospective teachers, most of whom are white, are more likely to identify Black children than white children as angry, even when they’re not. 

The study examines teacher-candidates’ “racialized anger bias”—a term coined by the researchers that means seeing anger when none exists. One of the researchers, Amy Halberstadt, had previously done a study that looked at how teacher-candidates perceived the facial expressions of Black adults.

“In that first study, we discovered what Black people already know largely—that people perceive Black adults as angry even when they’re not,” said Halberstadt, who is a professor of

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3 Teacher Needs to Address as Districts Plan a Return to School

Let me start with this: I absolutely cannot imagine being a leader or decision-maker in schools right now. I wouldn’t willingly trade places with any of them on a good day, far less right now in the midst of the craziness that is COVID-19.

However, if you’ve been anywhere near a teacher—in person or online—you’ve likely seen, heard, or read about their building anxiety. To say we might have a few questions is an understatement. To say we are worried doesn’t quite cover it. To say we can’t imagine what it’s going to be like … well, we have a

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Supporting Students’ Mental Health as We Return to School COVID-19

We encounter the metrics constantly—new cases, eliminated jobs, more deaths. But as teachers, we worry about COVID-19 fallout that is far less calculable. We know that trauma often impacts the young most profoundly. And it’s hard to know how to support students’ mental health as we return to school.  

School closures and social distancing have intensified preexisting struggles like food insecurity, depression, and abuse. For some students, the threat of illness looms somewhere “out there” … but others are actively grieving lost family members or friends. Many kids have encountered parental job loss, financial strain, family issues, and personal

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