Disinformation Is Rampant. Here’s How Teachers Are Combatting It – Teaching Now

Several months into the new school year, the question remains: Is remote learning going better this fall than it was in the spring?

New data from the RAND Corporation show that many teachers are still struggling.

Teachers in all-remote environments reported higher student absenteeism and less student work completion than teachers in face-to-face classrooms. These online teachers also said that they needed more support and guidance in planning instruction than their colleagues who were teaching in-person.

These results are especially relevant right now, as COVID-19 cases are surging across the country, and several big-city school districts are weighing a return

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Will Teachers Get Priority for COVID-19 Vaccines? – Teaching Now

Several months into the new school year, the question remains: Is remote learning going better this fall than it was in the spring?

New data from the RAND Corporation show that many teachers are still struggling.

Teachers in all-remote environments reported higher student absenteeism and less student work completion than teachers in face-to-face classrooms. These online teachers also said that they needed more support and guidance in planning instruction than their colleagues who were teaching in-person.

These results are especially relevant right now, as COVID-19 cases are surging across the country, and several big-city school districts are weighing a return

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‘One of Your Own in the White House’: A History of Teacher First Ladies and Presidents – Teaching Now

Several months into the new school year, the question remains: Is remote learning going better this fall than it was in the spring?

New data from the RAND Corporation show that many teachers are still struggling.

Teachers in all-remote environments reported higher student absenteeism and less student work completion than teachers in face-to-face classrooms. These online teachers also said that they needed more support and guidance in planning instruction than their colleagues who were teaching in-person.

These results are especially relevant right now, as COVID-19 cases are surging across the country, and several big-city school districts are weighing a return

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Posted on 2 weeks ago

Survey: Teachers and Students Are Struggling With Online Learning – Teaching Now

Several months into the new school year, the question remains: Is remote learning going better this fall than it was in the spring?

New data from the RAND Corporation show that many teachers are still struggling.

Teachers in all-remote environments reported higher student absenteeism and less student work completion than teachers in face-to-face classrooms. These online teachers also said that they needed more support and guidance in planning instruction than their colleagues who were teaching in-person.

These results are especially relevant right now, as COVID-19 cases are surging across the country, and several big-city school districts are weighing a return

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In Catholic Schools, an Experiment with Blended Learning

Catholic schools have dealt with declining enrollment and rising costs since the 1960s, leading to widespread closures that were accelerated by the pandemic (See “In Pandemic, Private Schools Face Peril,” Features, Fall 2020). To help Catholic schools regain their financial footing, Seton Blended Learning Network, a program within the nonprofit organization Seton Education Partners, has teamed up with schools to promote blended learning and increase enrollment at a faster pace.

The main driver of Catholic schools’ present plight has been their human capital model. Historically, Catholic schools relied upon members of religious vocations, like priests and sisters,

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Will Teachers Get Priority for COVID-19 Vaccines? – Teaching Now

Those on the front lines of K-12 teaching should get high priority for COVID-19 vaccines, according to a new survey of superintendents, principals, and teachers.

It’s a question that’s taking on increasing urgency as coronavirus rates surge to alarming levels nationwide. Three companies—Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca—have announced promising results of clinical trials on their vaccines. They now face an accelerated approval process.

In a survey fielded Nov. 18-19, after Pfizer and Moderna’s announcements, but before AstraZeneca’s, the EdWeek Research Center asked district leaders, principals, and teachers which preK-12 employees should be considered essential workers and receive early access to COVID-19

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11 Ways Kids Can Still Have Recess at Home​ During Remote Learning

It goes without saying that this school year has been challenging in many, many ways. If you’re feeling mentally and physically exhausted from trying to keep your classroom on track, you’re not alone. As you’ve probably noticed, it can be particularly difficult finding ways for your students to have recess at home. Fortunately, we’ve come up with a list of ideas to keep kids active while learning remotely.

1. Warm up

A good warm up can prevent injuries and get the body ready for physical activity. You probably already know a few moves, but a helpful chart can provide step-by-step

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Student Loan Debt Causes Good Teachers To Leave, But Here’s a Solution

It’s an unfortunate truth for many administrators: schools are losing qualified educators. It’s not that teachers don’t love teaching. Rather, many teachers can’t afford to stay in the profession. More than 60% of educators have student loan debt, which contributes heavily to their financial stress.

Helping your staff address their student loan debt could have a significant impact on retaining good teachers. In fact, according to a June 2020 study, 88% of teachers report they would be more likely to stay in the profession if they could get student loan forgiveness. And 70% would stay if they could get a

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