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Everyone is Sharing Ways They are Celebrating the Class of 2020

It’s only been a couple of weeks since school closures started for the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. While teachers and parents scrambled to gather ideas to keep younger students busy and learning, there was another group of students with a lot on their minds. The class of 2020.

Prom. Senior week. Graduation. Grad night. College acceptances. Their lives went from fun and excitement to fear and sadness. But resiliency reigns! Students and parents alike have come up with ways to recognize the class of 2020. Here are some fun ways they are celebrating the class of 2020.

Throwing a Virtual Prom

With

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Here Are Messages to Students During Covid 19 From Teachers

If your students can’t hear you correct their grammar, are you even teaching? Being away from our students has been a rude awakening, and we’re feeling all kinds of emotions. So, we asked the teachers in our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group on Facebook to share their messages to students during COVID-19 school closures. Here’s what they said:

#1 You matter, and we miss you

Out of the hundreds of teachers who told us what they wanted students to know, 100% started by saying they miss them. We love our students like our own children and this separation is painful.

“That I

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Stay Connected to Students You May Not See Again This Year

When governors around the country issued their 24-hour notice that schools would close their doors to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, teachers barely had a chance to say goodbye to students. Some had already left for spring break, some were already staying home to self-quarantine with their families, and others were scrambling around trying to get necessary last-minute materials and school work.

Needless to say, it was chaos.

This was unlike a snow day or summer break. With schools having closed for an unknown period of time, teachers around the country are feeling everything from anxious to sad to straight-up

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How to Balance Online Teaching With Parenting

I added three students to my roster this week … my children. They’re ages 5, 3, and 2. When the charter school I teach at closed due to COVID-19, I set up a home office to facilitate online lessons and set up a curriculum for my caseload of students. I also posted a new daily Mommy School schedule in the kids’ playroom. Attempting to balance online teaching with parenting during a quarantine is a unique challenge. We’ve been at it for a week now and here are 8 things I’ve learned. 

1. Own your chaos

If your kids’ heads pop

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