Six CEOs share some of the ways their leadership views changed in 2020, with many noting a new appreciation for connections with other people that transcend remote-only interaction. CEO Enrico Frezza of Peace Out Skincare says the pandemic drove home the importance of teamwork as the foundation for a organization's success.
Students at Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School in Pennsylvania remain with the same group of students throughout the day to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus during in-person instruction. Teachers who want to work with students -- for example, in small groups -- have dividers at desks to allow them to engage safely with students.
Students from Trinity Catholic School in New York state are participating in the Souper Bowl Challenge -- a football-themed event to collect canned good for people who need them. The event runs through the NFL's Super Bowl, and the school has set a goal of collecting 2,021 items.
Teachers around the country are thinking deeply about how to talk with students about the events of January 6, 2021, and its aftermath. While we are still reeling from the initial shock of these events, the disruption is far from over. If 2020 showed us anything, it's that we should be prepared for the unprecedented. Looking ahead, we will need to help our students process this day and what it means for the future of our country. Our BetterLesson team has put together resources and recommendations for building resilient communities that create space for students to process the realities of our world and gives them the skills to navigate in it. Full Story: BetterLesson Blog
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The Palm Beach County school district in Florida started a Teaching With Technology Trailblazer program in 2017 and now has more Google-certified teachers -- about 20% of educators at each of the district's 180 schools -- than any other system in the country, says Adam Miller, educational technology director. In this Q&A, Miller discusses the district's investment in 11,000 SMART panel displays and other technology, plus advises school leaders to get broad input on tech goals.
A Catholic school in Ohio will offer telehealth services for students through a partnership with Health Partners of Western Ohio. Officials say the option is convenient for students, who can receive care on campus, and for parents, who do not need to leave work to take their child to a medical appointment.
Lincoln Snyder, superintendent and executive director of schools for the Diocese of Sacramento in California, says Catholic schools he leads have adopted a unique coronavirus testing pilot program. Besides testing, students receive questionnaires and are monitored for symptoms to help protect students and staff during in-person learning.
The problem with engineering lessons is that they eliminate the most important step, says high-school sophomore Luke Harris: correctly identifying the problem at hand. Harris explains in this commentary how he has aimed to fill this gap by creating a curriculum for students in middle and high school that teaches them how to research problems in addition to creating product prototypes.
A great story is the foundation for great game-based learning, writes Adam Moler, a middle-school social studies teacher. In this blog post, Moler shares how he created the game, Barbarian Battlefield, to teach his students about the expansion of the Roman Empire.