“Children are getting sick from COVID-19. Children are also having to go to the hospital at an increased rate due to rising rates of transmission of the Delta variant, especially in communities with low vaccination rates. CDC recommends all schools require universal masking and use additional prevention strategies regardless of how many students, educators, and staff are currently vaccinated. Masks are critical, but masks alone are not enough. Along with promoting vaccination for educators, staff, and students 12 years and older, schools must use several strategies at the same time to keep everyone as safe as possible. Examples of these strategies include improving ventilation and ensuring physical distancing. Federal resources are available to support these efforts.”
- Covid FAQs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Hispanic Heritage Month will be observed this year from September 15th through October 15th. Events will be held at the Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art, in National Parks, at the Smithsonian Institution and elsewhere.
If you are a Hispanic American, a Hispanic-American educator, a student, or a teacher whose classroom is home to Hispanic-American students, you will want to follow these events this month. Read more
After a year of remote learning during a year of Covid-19, it will come as no surprise that some students are going to find it difficult to go back into classrooms this year.
Some teachers have decided that one way to help students make that transition is to give them opportunities to process the experience of the last year by journaling, creating videos, and engaging in other forms of creative self-expression. Read more
Teachers have always had a lot of people and processes to monitor and manage. Now that some or all students are returning to classrooms, the managerial side of teaching has become more complicated than ever before. If you are a teacher today, you need to know which students are continuing to take classes remotely, which classes they are taking, which lesson units they have completed, and more.
So like many teachers, you are probably wondering whether this would be a good time to invest in classroom-management software. Read more