Fourth, reflect on how things are going and adjust as you learn

  • Education in the time of a long-term global pandemic is a new experience, and it is easy to get lost in the constant flow of new information and resources.  One of the most valuable sources of information about what is or isn’t working will come from students, families, and your wider community of stakeholders.  Educators should look closely at data on participation in distance learning and should plan to survey parents, students, and staff, then analyze results with a lens of equity to meet needs.  Parents and caregivers can keep a log of positive moments and challenges to uncover patterns and consider possible root causes of their children’s emotional responses and behavior. Learn through experience and open conversation, and apply new learning as you forge ahead!