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6 Tips for Running Virtual School Clubs

Whether your school has students attending in-person, online, or a hybrid model, there’s still one thing that needs to stay mostly virtual. Student clubs. With social distancing, it’s nearly impossible to have groups of students meeting during lunch or after school. But school clubs are incredibly critical during this time where relationship building is on the decline. Students are all looking for connections, and clubs are the perfect way for them to build bonds over a shared topic of interest. Here are tips for moving your school clubs virtual this year. 

Choose Clubs That Work

Take a step back and

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Teacher Evaluations in the Era of COVID-19–WeAreTeachers

Never before have we entered into a year of teaching so unprepared. This, despite hours of PD at best and sleepless nights pondering solutions at worst. We weren’t sure until the first students logged in virtually or showed up to our in-person hybrid classes what it would be like to live stream, teach kids how to unmute themselves, or take attendance with unstable technology. For some teachers, the thought of a principal evaluating them is almost laughable as they struggle with other challenges. Nationwide, admins, teachers, and lawmakers now weigh the pros and cons as they endure the challenge of

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Teacher Evaluations in the Era of COVID-19–WeAreTeachers

Never before have we entered into a year of teaching so unprepared. This, despite hours of PD at best and sleepless nights pondering solutions at worst. We weren’t sure until the first students logged in virtually or showed up to our in-person hybrid classes what it would be like to live stream, teach kids how to unmute themselves, or take attendance with unstable technology. For some teachers, the thought of a principal evaluating them is almost laughable as they struggle with other challenges. Nationwide, admins, teachers, and lawmakers now weigh the pros and cons as they endure the challenge of

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We Need It Now More Than Ever

Worry, fear, and grief are just some of the feelings many of our students are experiencing after months of living with the social, medical, and economic uncertainty of a pandemic. Unfortunately, without intervention, these overwhelming emotions could lead a fraction of our students to contemplate dark thoughts of suicide. 

But for teachers, it can be hard to know whether a student is feeling “down” or might be truly at risk, especially if the only time we see our students is via a screen. However, there are signs to look for, questions to ask. Even when educators are physically distant from

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